Service des Archives de la Ville de Liège

  • City Archives of Liège
  • Archives de la Ville de Liège


Rue de la Tonne Bâtiment BM67


+32 4 221 66 55


+32 4 223 35 91

Archival and Other Holdings

The City Archives of Liege hold all documents produced by the various departments of the municipal administration in the performance of their tasks. It also holds private archives, which it receives from individuals, associations, or businesses as donations, deposits, or legacies. The consultation of these private archives can provide a different perspective and sometimes fills existing gaps in official documentation.

In the City Archives’ historic fonds (fonds historiques), researchers can find, inter alia, documentation related to the world wars; the expositions universelles that were held in Liège in 1905, 1930 and 1939; demonstrations and public order (until 1914); protocol (e.g. receptions organised by municipal authorities and external relations); the complete collection of the administrative Bulletin of the city (from 1836 to 1987).

The City Archives also have:

  • a library, which is mainly focused on the history of Liège, regional monographs, management and administrative law

  • a large collection of maps, plans and posters

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Thierry Rozenblum, Une cité si ardente... Les Juifs de Liège sous l'occupation (1940-1944), Luc Pire (2010).

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. from 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Conditions of Access

In order to consult the collections, researchers must contact the City Archives to make an appointment.


  • The City Archives of Liège website consulted on 15/07/2019

  • Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Sources pour l'histoire des populations juives et du judaïsme en Belgique/Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1,328 p.