Visitor rules

I. General information

Please register by phone or e-mail during our opening hours before using the archive. We would also like to encourage you to visit the reading room free of charge for initial orientation and to discuss plans for research projects.

The following collections of the archive are available during the opening hours of the archive and reading room:


Files and other materials from and on women's initiatives, associations and organisations in particular from Berlin since 1968; women-related and gender-related individual documents worldwide

B Personal estates, deposits and autographs from feminist

Photos of various formats


Domestic and foreign feminist magazines or periodicals


Books from/on the first and second wave of the women's liberation movement; including bibliographies, reference works, manuals, feminist children's books, gender studies

F Posters

Collection of picture postcards on the topic of "women's work worldwide"

H Demonstration banners
I Buttons and stickers
J Films and videos
K Audio cassettes
L Databases and CDs

The extensive collections (apart from reference works and search aids) can be found in the store and researched online via the database on our web site.

II. Using the archive

To use the reading room, you need a visitor's card.

To use the records, it is necessary to submit personal details and the purpose. The customer should also be named in the event of commissioned work. Visitors must enter their names in the visitors' book on a daily basis.

Mobile phones must be switched off when entering the reading room.

All records are to be treated with the utmost care. They should not used as writing pads or marked with pens or stickers. Boxes/folders may only be used separately in the specified order. The internal organisation of the archived documents and the order within the archival units must be preserved. We are happy to receive information on any deviations discovered by visitors.

III. Opening hours

The opening hours of the FFBIZ archive are:


1.00 - 5.00 pm
4.00 - 8.00 pm
1.00 - 5.00 pm

The reading room, which is shared by the FFBIZ archive and Grünes Gedächtnis (Green Memory Archive), is open on:



09.00 am - 5.00 pm
09.00 am - 6.00 pm
12.00 noon - 8.00 pm
09.00 am - 6.00 pm
09.00 am - 4.00 pm

Notification of any deviating opening hours is given here on our home page.

IV. Citation regulations

All materials used must be cited correctly and completely. The following details are to be submitted in this order: FFBIZ archive, collection letter, repository number, any other means of identification such as geographic assignments, numerical seals, numerations, dates, sheet or page references; the author, title and place and year of publication, of course, in the case of books and magazines.

V. Data protection

Visitors are obliged to actively protect the copyrights and/or personal data protection rights of third parties when utilising the information gained from using the records.

VI. Reproductions

It is possible to make copies of the materials available to the public in the reading room. However, only we make copies of stored records and decide about the suitable reproduction method. The pages to be copied are to be marked with insert strips with unambiguous details. Copies handed out for personal use are stamped with "FFBIZ". It is not permitted to pass on the copies.

VII. Fees

Copies made personally from collections in the reading room:
0€ 0.15

Ordered copies or scans (photocopies of archived documents):
0€ 0.25 / from 51st copy onwards: € 0.50

Visitor's card:
€ 2.50 for 1 month
€ 12.50 for 1 year

Written information per commenced working hour:
€ 10.00 for individual persons
€ 40.00 for institutions

Posters, photos and audiovisual records – in particular for non-scientific and commercial utilisation – are subject to special regulations which we are happy to hand out.