• Visiting address: Pitkäkatu 23
  • Postal address: P.O.Box 25, FI-40101 Jyväskylä
  • Telephone (during the opening hours of the reading room): +358 29 533 7180

Opening hours

  • Tuesday–Thursday 9 am–4 pm (2.4.–31.12.2024)
    • ​​​​​​​Tuesday is an advice day.
      • We provide advice on issues such as data and applying for access rights
    • Wednesday and Thursday are self-service days
      • You can research material ordered prior via the online service Astia and delivered to the research room

      • digital material with access and display restrictions, subject to prior access rights

      • collections in the reference library, and

      • microfilmed material stored in the research rooms.

  • The branch and the reading room are closed
    • during holidays
    • 1.–31.7.
    • 3.9.
    • 6.12.
    • 24.-27.12.
    • 31.12.
Note: The reading room will be closed throughout July.

Delivery of material

  • Material is delivered to the reading room
    • on Tuesdays 9–11 and 12–14.
    • on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9–10 and 13–14.
  • Remote loan service is closed 1.6.–31.7.2024.
Reading room in Jyväskylä.

Arrival instructions

Public transportation: The nearest bus stops are at the intersection of Pitkäkatu and Voionmaankatu. Lines and timetables.

Parking: There is a parking area next to the building. For parking, you must apply for a parking permit from the National Archives. There are also time-limited parking spaces on Pitkäkatu.

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The main entrance is suitable for people with reduced mobility. It is recommended that you inform us of your arrival in advance so that we can help you open the doors.

The interior is accessible. The accessible toilet is in the lobby. Guide dogs are allowed.


  • break room
  • cloakroom
  • luggage lockers
The National Archives is a smoke-free and fragrance-free agency.