Archival records and book units can only be used in the Reading Room of the Archives in Zadar. For this purpose information about the material is given, applications are filled in and orders are submitted for the use of the archive and library material, as well as orders for obtaining photocopies of the original archive material. The Reading Room of the Archives has at its disposal for users, archive information aids and a referential collection. In one day, it is possible to use six archival boxes or packs, at the most, six micro-film rolls and six books from the Archive Library, not counting the information aids. Photocopying services are paid to the Archives.

Users are not allowed to make photocopies of the information aids, the complete Archive holdings and collections or their major parts The use of archive material for the purpose of advertising or profit making, as well as for multiplication or publishing reproductions of the original archive material, requires the special permission of the Archives /The state Archives in Zadar Rights and Reproduction Agreement/. The Archives participate in a share of the profit made by publishing reproductions or material according to a special contract which is stipulated with the user. 

The State Archives Reading Room in Zadar is open from 8:30 to 14:00 on working days and from 8:30 to 18:00 on Wednesdays, except in period from July 1st till August 31st, when the Reading Room is opened as in the other working days. The same applies in case a public holiday (day off) falls on Thursdays. Archival records to be used on Wednesday afternoons should be ordered the same day untill 14:00.

The Reading Room is also opened on Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00 (except in period from July 1st till August 31st).

Archival records to be used on Saturdays should be ordered Friday untill 12:00.

Ruđera Boškovića 1

23000 Zadar

T: +385 23 627 353



The Reading room of the Archives of Zadar Diocese is open from 8:00-14:30 on working days.

Jurja Biankinija 2

23 000 Zadar

T: +385 23 208 662

F: +385 23 208 640


The Reading room of the Collection Office of Novalja receives visitors from 8:30-14:00 on working days.

Dalmatinska 16, 53 291 Novalja

T: +385 53 663 216


* Rule Book of the Use of Archive Material (NN 67/1999) 

Rule Book of the Work of the Reading Room

* Price list

Citation Rulebook

The Reception Office of the State Archives in Zadar

Ruđera Boškovića 1

T: +385 23 211 530

F: +385 23 214 908


The working hours of the Reception Office on working days is from 8:30-12:00 

The Reception Office of the Archives receives requests and issues certificates on the basis of archival registered material (different contracts, verdicts, adjudications, agrarian issues, work experience, building and occupancy certificates, projects, etc.) Photocopying is charged according to the Price List of the Services of the State Archives in Zadar /Cjenik usluga DAZD-a/.

The Collection Centre of Novalja

Dalmatinska 16, 53 291 Novalja

The working hours of the Reception Office from Monday to Friday are from 8:30-14:00 h.

T: +385 53 663 216