Reading Room

 In the reading room of the CZA, there are computers for use by the visitors. One can carry out searches in the various databases of the Archives. Some of the material is scanned and may also be viewed on the reading room computers. If the files are not scanned, they can be ordered from the storerooms.
Files and other material are taken from the storerooms at: 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30.
You may order up to 7 items (including files, books and newspapers) at each of these times.
Please note that, for the time being, it is not possible to view scanned files on the CZA website, or to order files in advance before arriving at the CZA. Nor can the original paper copy of files that have been scanned, be ordered from the store-rooms.
Most of the photographs, posters, handbills and maps are scanned and can be viewed on the computers in the reading room. It is possible to order from the store-rooms un-scanned maps, but not un-scanned photographs.
Requests for the review of files that are closed for perusal must be directed to the archivist on duty in the reading room. Permission to review the files will be given only after examining each request.
Files may be kept in the reading room for another visit, for up to 14 days. Requests for files to be kept for a further visit, should be made to the archivist on duty in the reading room. 
Rules of conduct in the reading room:
  • Only a laptop (without a bag), a camera or a scanner, and writing equipment, may be brought into the reading room. The researcher may not bring other items into the reading room. A key to a storage cupboard can be obtained from the security guard, in exchange for the depositing of an ID card.
  • Silence must be maintained in the reading room. Mobile telephone calls in the reading room are strictly prohibited. The mobile telephones may be activated on "vibrate" only.
  • There are seating areas for guests to eat and drink in the lobby, and a coffee machine, where the researcher may purchase a hot drink for a nominal fee. Food or drink may not be brought into the reading room.
  • The handling of archival documents shall be done only in accordance with the rules specified in the registration form.
Receiving copies of archival material (working copies only, not for publication purposes):
  • Researchers may use their personal digital camera or mobile phone in order to photograph documents or the computer screen (in the case of scanned documents), for free.
  • Researchers may receive digital copies of scanned documents via email, for a fee. More details may be received from the archivist on duty.
  • Researchers may print scanned documents on the printer in the reading room. Payment is by credit card only.
  • Researchers can receive photocopies of original documents for a fee. More details can be received from the archivist on duty. It is not possible for the researcher to photocopy documents in the reading room.  
  • Researchers may not request photocopies of articles and pictures from the volumes in the Newspaper Collection or the Library Collection, but it is possible to photograph them with a digital camera.
The costs of the various ways of receiving copies of archival material are detailed in the price list.
כרזה לטו בשבט (KRA\77)מפת סימון תחומי הישוב נהלל, 1922 (KL5M\6660)