Each year, the Belgian State Archives publishes a number of works in order to support and simplify archival research: guides, inventories, studies on history and archival sciences, research guides, etc. You can find a presentation of our most recent publications in the News section of the website.
Some of our publications can be purchased as print versions at the shop of the National Archives or at various repositories. Other publications can be bought in digital format in our e-bookshop and some can be downloaded for free on our website or consulted for free in our reading rooms.
Shop of the National Archives
In our shop you will find all available publications of the National Archives as well as seal moulds, postcards, posters and many other items.
Publications related to a particular State Archives repository are also available in the reading room of the repository in question.
You cannot visit us in person? Feel free to order publications from the State Archives or get additional information by e-mail or telephone (+32 (0)2 548 38 16 or +32 (0)2 513 76 80).
- Shop of the National Archives
Rue de Ruysbroeck, 2-6 - 1000 Brussels
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to noon and 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Phone: +32 (0)2 548 38 16 or +32 (0)2 513 76 80.
In our webshop you find the complete list of all State Archives publications. Many inventories, usually the most recent ones, published by our institution can be downloaded for free..
To find an inventory, click on “Publications” in the webshop and enter the publication number. For example, if you are looking for publication no. 5363, enter either the number range 5362 to 5364, the publication title or the name of the author. Click on the search button and enter your e-mail address. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail with the download link to the requested inventory in PDF format.
- Our webshop
As a scientific institution, the State Archives progresses continually and thus naturally took the path of digital publications (“e-books”) with the aim of rapidly spreading the scientific works of the State Archives and revive classic publications out of stock: these works indeed remain indispensable for researchers. However, re-printing and publishing them would be too costly.
Digital publications on the other hand, provide new ways of using often voluminous standard works such as archive guides; indeed, they can be transported easily and are always ready to hand, on a tablet computer, an e-book reader or a laptop computer.
Our e-bookshop was launched in August 2014 and offers various digital publications. In the course of the coming months, this offer will be continually extended.
On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, the e-bookshop proposes a number of works in PDF format that were published in the collection “First World War Studies” of the State Archives since 2001.
The publications can be downloaded directly at a reasonable price.
- Our e-bookshop
Acid-free archive boxes and folders
For proper conservation of your documents, you can order acid-free archive boxes and folders. Please contact the supplies department of the National Archives by phone at +32 (0)2 548 38 14 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our price list can be consulted in the e‑catalogue, and on the website of the federal public procurement service (FORCMS).