Archives départementales du Loiret
- Departmental Archives of Loiret
Centre-Val de Loire
+33 (0)2 36 99 25 25
Five major missions are assigned to the archive services: collecting, classifying, preserving, communicating and promoting.
The Departmental Archives currently work in three separate buildings. In the summer of 2023, everything will change: a new site will welcome the Department's staff and the public who are curious to discover this third place of culture and exchange, the true memory of the Loiret. Read more...
Access to the reading rooms is open to all. Registration at the reception desk is free of charge and compulsory; identification will be requested. Only loose-leaf paper, pencils, cameras and computers without covers may be brought into the reading room. Bags, coats, notebooks, pens, drinks and food must be stored in a locker.
Two staff members provide guidance to readers: they provide information on how to search for references in the inventories or how to use the computers and microfilm readers provided.
Readers may request up to ten documents for consultation per half-day; these are issued every half-hour (except between 12 noon and 2 p.m.); they cannot be borrowed outside the Departmental Archives. Original documents are not released when there is a digital or microfilm copy.
A document can also be reserved in advance by sending an e-mail, at the latest the day before 3 p.m. of the day of communication.
Photography of documents is permitted, without flash.
The Departmental Archives have a photographic facility that can reproduce documents insofar as their physical condition permits.