Our main tasks are collecting, listing and preserving Helvetica as well as making it available to the public.
The term Helvetica covers:
- the whole literary and informational production published in Switzerland;
- all publications published abroad, ancient and modern, dealing with Switzerland and its inhabitants;
- works and translations of works by Swiss authors in all languages.
The law on the NL SR 432.21 determines our mandate; the Application Ordinance defines our collection policy.