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Efficient use of archival materials requires previous knowledge. This knowledge will help in the searching and locating of relevant files. The archivists at the CZA are available to users and researchers for advice and guidance about the requested subject or the computerized system.
How to get to the Archives:
You can get by bus or by the Jerusalem Light Rail to the Central Bus Station, and then cross to Zalman Shazar Avenue alongside the International Convention Center (ICC, Binyanei HaUma). The CZA building is located at the end of the lower parking lot of the ICC, next to the Egged bus parking lot.
Those coming by car can park (with payment) in the parking lot of the ICC.
First-time visitors
Before your first visit, contact us by mail, in order to coordinate a time to receive initial guidance and advice on the subject of the research. Consultation is given on Sundays-Thursdays, between 8:00-12:30.
New researchers are asked to register in the Archives' user database. The examining of material must be carried out in accordance with the Archives' Terms of use.
The 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 store-rooms.
Files and other material are taken from the store-rooms at: 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30.
You may order up to 7 items (files, books, newspapers) at each of these times.
Please note that, for the time being, it is not possible to view files on the CZA website or to order files in advance before arriving at the CZA.
Rules of conduct in the reading room
  • Silence must be maintained in the reading room.
  • Food or drink may not be brought into the reading room.
  • Mobile telephones should be activated on vibrate only.
Regulations regarding the use of archival material
  • Archival material may not be removed from the reading room.
  • No documents may be removed from the files.
  • The order of the documents in the files may not be changed.
  • The causing of damage of any sort to the material (for instance, the marking or tearing of the pages) must be avoided and it is forbidden to write on, or to delete anything from the documents.
  • It is forbidden to attach notes to the material, other than the slip provided by the CZA, on which one may note the material that is intended for photocopying by the Archives.
Receiving copies of archival material
The browsing of the Archives' collections is permissible to the general public and may be carried out free of charge. The receiving of copies of archival material requires payment, as does the publishing of material from the Archives' collections.
One may order copies of archival material in the following way:
 1. Researchers can, after filling out a request form, receive photocopies of original documents in the files by ordering them through the copying service provided by the Archives. (There is no copying machine in the reading room.)  
2. Researchers can, after filling out a request form, use their personal digital camera in order to photograph the original documents in the files.
3. Researchers can, after filling out a request form, receive printouts of documents in digitized files, by ordering them through the copying service provided by the Archives.
4. Researchers can, after filling out a request form, receive digital copies of documents in digitized files via email, by ordering them through the copying service provided by the Archives.
5. It is not possible to 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.
6. As of 29.1.2017, orders of photocopies of documents from files, or digital copies of documents sent by mail, will be carried out only once a week - on Thursday. Alternatively, one will be able to print scanned materials using the reading room printer, or copy documents using a digital camera. 
The costs of the various ways of receiving copies of archival material are detailed in the price list.
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