New to ArchivesSpace? We've put together a number of resources to help you get started using ArchivesSpace.

Downloading ArchivesSpace

ArchivesSpace is a browser based system that is free to download and use. You can learn more about installing ArchivesSpace at

ArchivesSpace Member Resources

While the ArchivesSpace application is free to download and use, ArchivesSpace does have a membership model to support the continuing development of the application and support its community.  There are some member only resources that are useful to both new and experienced ArchivesSpace users.

ArchivesSpace Sandbox

If you have not yet installed ArchivesSpace, or if you would like to test or practice exercises in ArchivesSpace outside of your installed instance, we have a sandbox that is an open play space. You can access it at Use the username admin and the password admin to access the full functionality of the application. The sandbox is cleared out frequently and should not be used for anything you want to keep or don’t want anyone else to see. 

Demos & Webinars

We maintain a YouTube channel that contains demos of the application.  Our YouTube channel also has webinars and recordings of presentations from our forums that you may find useful.

Introduction to ArchivesSpace Online Workshop

Our YouTube channel also includes previously recorded workshops.  The Introduction to ArchivesSpace Online Workshop provides an overview of the core functions of ArchivesSpace for users who are new to ArchivesSpace or need a refresher on ArchivesSpace basics.