Reading Rooms

The Archive of the Security Services has two reading rooms for public researchers. All the necessary information about requesting materials can be found here.

  • Reading Room in Praha – Na Struze St.
  • Reading Room in Brno – Kanice

The reading room at Siwiecova Street is temporarily closed due to refurbishment.


Reading Room in Prague, Na Struze Street

  • Address: Na Struze 3, Praha 1, CZ
  • Telephones: +420 221 008 132, +420 221 008 133, +420 221 008 134
  • Fax: +420 222 511 917
  • E-mail: badatelna.struha@abscr.cz

Archival materials from all departments of the Archive of Security Services are presented here.

How to find us: Our building in Na Struze street is located very close to the National Theatre, opposite the Goethe-Institut Prague, and is best accessed by public transport either from the “Národní třída” metro station (5 minutes walk) or by trams no. 2, 9, 17, 18, 22, tram stop “Národní divadlo” – map .

Public opening times

Monday 9.00–16.00
Tuesday 9.00–16.00
Wednesday 9.00–18.00
Thursday 9.00–16.00

Reading room in Brno, Kanice

Archival materials from all departments of the Archive of Security Services are presented here.

How to find us: The archive building is located in the cadaster of Kanice (Brno-venkov District). It is most easily reached from Brno. Take tram no. 2 from Brno train station towards Stará Osada (Brno, Židenice, Stará Osada), which takes about 12 minutes. From there take bus no. 201 or 202 and travel about 14 minutes to the bus stop “Brno, Líšeň, Na Spáleništi” (a request stop). Opposite the bus stop there is a smaller road running alongside a forest. Take this road and after some 10–12 minutes you will reach the archive building – map.

Public opening times

Monday 8.00–14.30
Tuesday 8.00–14.30
Wednesday 8.00–14.30
Thursday 8.00–14.30

Reading Room in Prague, Siwiecova St.

The Reading Room at Siwiecova Street is closed for refurbishment. Until further notice all archival materials are presented in the reading room at Na Struze, Praha 1. The staff can be reached by e-mail at badatelna.struha@abscr.cz or by phone at +420 221 008 132 or +420 221 008 133.