The use of records and library material


Records fonds and collections kept in The Historical Archives of Subotica are directly available to users in the reading room of The Archives and indirectly through the submission of legal entities' and individuals' applications. When the application is submitted, according to Cultural Property Law, Law on General Administrative Procedures and other acts, The Archives issues certified copies of the documents. The archival material is also available to users through exhibitions and publications.

The Archival material is available to foreign visitors only after they obtain a research permit from the County Secretariat for Education and Culture.

Reading room
Working hours of the reading room and the library:

Monday 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Tuesday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Wednesday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Thursday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Friday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm

The usage of archival materials in The Archives' reading room is governed by the Rules and Regulations for records usage. For further information click here.

Fonds and collections

In accordance with the Establishment Act and the Cultural Property Law, The Historical Archives of Subotica keeps record of, conducts preliminary protection, collects, takes over, keeps, professionally describes, makes available for users and publishes cultural property- active records and archival materials, which are categorized by creators into fonds and collections. The Archives holds over 5000 shelf meters of active records and archival materials categorized into 446 fonds and collections. They are categorized by ordinal number of the fonds and collection register followed by the inclusive date of the records.

For the list of Fonds and Collections click here.


Archives Library is a special type of library. The reason for this is that the fond of books the library holds concerns only history topics and topics from other related social sciences with the majority of them closely connected to the history of the region the archives has jurisdiction over ( North Backa district – Subotica, Backa Topola and Mali Idos municipality). It follows and completes the records the Archives keeps and also consists of publications separated from the original fonds. Additional book are acquired by purchase, exchange with other institutions or as gifts. Books and periodicals, in a larger number having 5000 titles, are available to the researchers in the reading room, within the working hours.

The record of library users is kept through the identification list of the archival materials user and the record of the books used for research that are issued through request forms and requisitions, is kept through registers (subject registers, name registers). If needed, the users can get copies of the documents through written requests. The library fond can be used only in the reading room of The Archives.