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Prior appointment

The appointment service allows users to reserve a position in advance in the Reading Room of the Archive of the Crown of Aragon. The use of this service is not mandatory to access the Reading Room, as there are currently no capacity problems, although it is especially recommended for those people who come from outside Barcelona and/or come during the afternoon hours.

To request an appointment, you must be registered as a user of the State Archives. If it is not, click here.

To request an appointment (once you have registered as a user of the State Archives), you must do so through the following platform, following these steps:

  1. You must create a specific profile for this service, through the following link: Prior appointment user registration.
  2. Access the reservation page of the Archives of the Crown of Aragon. For inquiries from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., select the Morning shift. For inquiries from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., select the Afternoon Shift.
  3. You can select an appointment by clicking on the "available appointment hours" box.
  4. A confirmation page will open where you can check the details of your appointment.
  5. In the event that documentation is required during the afternoon hours, indicate the signatures you wish to consult in the field provided for this purpose.
  6. Press the "reserve" button.You will receive a confirmation on the screen and, in addition, a confirmation message in your email account.
  7. You can check your appointments by entering your user profile of this service. You will also receive a reminder message on the day of each of your reservations.

You can review or cancel your appointments by accessing your profile or by clicking the link in your appointment confirmation messages.

Appointments must be booked at least 48 hours in advance, and a maximum of 3 weeks in advance.

Consultations and incidents of the prior appointment service will be attended to by email e-mail