The National Archives in Krakow, just like other archives from the network of the State Archives, provides access to stored materials based on the Law of 14 July 1983 concerning the national archival resources and archives.
In accordance with it, each person is allowed to access archival materials. This access may, however, be limited due to security reasons:
In addition, the regulatory bodies introduced the requirement that the following types of documentation may be accessed no earlier than:
These restrictions are not applicable if the interested party can present the legal right to access this documentation. Such a procedure is written, in other words, it requires an application form to be submitted together with documentation confirming the legal right.