125 Jahre NB

52 beste Bücher

Zora del Buono

«52 beste Bücher» live aus der Nationalbibliothek

Sonntag, 20. September 2020
Live aus der Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek: Zora del Buono in «52 Beste Bücher» auf Radio SRF 2 Kultur


Die Welt der Atlasse, 1978

Dürrenmatt von A bis Z. Ringvorlesung im Schweizerischen Literaturarchiv

Vom 17. September bis 17. Dezember 2020 in der Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek



Sharing. Les bibliothèques et le partage

A partir des nouvelles idées de partage, la Bibliothèque nationale jette un coup d’œil dans ses propres coulisses. (jusqu’au 30.11.2020)

ASL per via

SLA unterwegs

Les archives littéraires en tournée

ANNULÉE : 18.09.2020, 19h30 Nora Gomringer (DE) – Luzern

31.10.2020, 16h30 Alice Ceresa (IT) – Lugano

19.11.2020, 18h30 Le Corbusier (FR) – Lausanne

Le Palais où tout s’emboîte

L’extérieur du bâtiment de la Bibliothèque nationale suisse dessiné par l’artiste Fanny Vaucher.

BD : Le Palais où tout s’emboîte

La BD publiée à l’occasion du 125e anniversaire de la BN est très bien ficelée. Lisez-la en ligne et découvrez en la feuilletant des endroits inconnus et des personnes incroyables au sein de la Bibliothèque nationale.

Opening hours 

From 8 June the library will be operating normal hours (Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–6 p.m.). The reading rooms, public areas and exhibition will be accessible again. SLA 10 a.m.–2 p.m.


Discover the National Library’s collections


Library collections

The collections of the Swiss National Library consist of books, newspapers and periodicals, websites, maps and atlases, university and corporate publications, official publications and printed music.

Image documents

The image documents in the National Library’s Prints and Drawings Department include prints from the 17th to the 20th centuries, photographs, postcards and posters as well as editions/portfolios and books containing original graphic works.

Literary estates and archives

The National Library’s Literary Archives are home to the leading collection of literary estates, libraries and archives from authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Audio documents

The Swiss National Sound Archives in Lugano collect sound recordings and preserve them for posterity. They have been archiving Switzerland’s audio heritage and making it available to anyone with an interest since 1987.


Question of the month

The picture shows three men working in the Bernese Telegraph Office in 1900. On a raised wooden table stand the telegraph apparatuses, around which the three men sit on raised chairs.

Flashback 125 NL – Swiss Telegraphic Agency

The NL was founded 125 years ago. What was Switzerland like back then, what were the issues on people’s minds, and what were the trends and fashions of the day? Where did Switzerland get its news from? Like the Library, the Swiss Telegraphic Agency started work 125 years ago, in 1895.

Insights – outlooks

Ein buntes Werk von trostlosen Gestalten

Ein buntes Werk von trostlosen Gestalten

Die Schriftstellerin und Malerin Adelheid Duvanel rückt Menschen an den Abgründen der Gesellschaft in den Fokus ihres Schaffens. Ein Blick auf ihr Leben und Werk, anhand von Dokumenten aus ihrem Nachlass im Schweizerischen Literaturarchiv.

The Swiss poster

Leupin Herbert, Pelikan, Qui écrit emploie Pelikan, 1952, Lithographie en couleurs, 128 x 90,5 cm

The Swiss poster: history

Seven chapters offer a brief overview of the development of the poster and Swiss poster art, which for many years exerted a global influence.

Press releases

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To the Federal Administration News Portal