Bihar State Archives


9:30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.
(Monday to Friday) except Saturdays and other Government Holidays

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Phone: (0612) - 2217115, 2217196
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Are you interested to know about the administrative and historic of Bihar? We will suggest you go through this Bihar State Archives. You may find it more interesting.


Bihar Archives show the rich wealth of historical material- political, administrative, economic and social. These materials are the outcome of administrative activities of the State Government which have accumulated in course of years. They are virtually the administrative memory of the state preserved in its entirety, in undisturbed continuity and unalloyed integrity.

There are three Regional Archives Centres viz;
  1. Maharajadhiraj Rameshwar Singh Regional Archives, Darbhanga
  2. Regional Archives, Bettiah
  3. Regional Archives, Bhagalpur; which are headed by respective Assistant Director of Archives.

Bihar State Archives holds a valuable collection of documents especially from colonial period. Secretariat Records of the Government of Bihar, Records of Government of Bengal for the Pre 1912 period and considerable amount of Divisional and District Records are significant holdings of Bihar State Archives. Apart from this some Mughal period Pharmans, Sanads etc. are also very important part of records preserved here. The records in the custody of Bihar State Archives start from 1770 A.D. However, some of the series are incomplete and attempts are made to remove this deficiency.
List of Significant Records Series Preserved in the Bihar State Archives
(From 1770 onwards)
  • Secretariat Department Records
  • Centralised Divisional Records
  • Special Collections
Research Room of Bihar State Archives can be contacted on any weekday (Monday - Friday) from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM, except Saturdays and other Government Holidays to complete the registration process for access of records.
Registration Form (English)
Registration Form (Hindi)

Abhilekh Bihar

Abhilekh Bihar is an official yearly Journal being published since 2010. It contains research articles especially on administrative, political, social, economic and cultural history of Bihar generally based on archival records.

Abhilekh Bhawan, 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg,
Bailey Road, Patna - 800001

JGU Library is not liable for violating the Copyrights. We are trying to guide you on how to access and use the archives.