The Regional State Archives in Bergen has a reading room with 20 seats. The guests must register themselves when they visit the reading room for the first time. In the registration form, the guests confirm that they have read and accepted the rules for the reading room. For further visits to the reading room, you only have to sign the guest book.
To read the documents, you will have to fill out a requisition form. The document(s) will be delivered immediately, or as soon as the reading room assistant is ready.
Note: If visiting on a Tuesday after 1500, be sure to order the documents before 1430 the same day. When we are open on a Saturday, you must order the documents before Friday 1430. You can order by attending the reading room, e-mail, letter, fax or telephone.
There are several archives or records in archives that have restricted access.
The main rules for limited access are:
Any exemption from these rules are made by the Director.
You can order copies of any open document from the Regional State Archives in Bergen.You decide whether you want the copy to be on paper or a digital image.
The Regional Archives have transcripts of some of the documents, mainly concerning estate and distribution of such. One can, in special cases, order transcription of documents.