Temporary closure of the library on October 26th 2020
The stricter corona rules brought in by Canton Bern apply to the National Library from Monday, 26 October 2020. Changes may occur at short notice depending on the course of the pandemic.
Giornata di studio Alice Ceresa
Giornata di studio digitale, venerdì 30 ottobre 2020, dalle ore 9:30 alle 18:00
Giornata di studio per approfondire l’opera di Alice Ceresa da diverse prospettive. Al termine, incontro con la scrittrice italo-romanda Silvia Ricci Lempen intitolato «Alice Ceresa, la scrittura e il punto di vista femminista».
A partir des nouvelles idées de partage, la Bibliothèque nationale jette un coup d’œil dans ses propres coulisses. (jusqu’au 30.11.2020)
Vom 17. September bis 17. Dezember 2020 in der Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek
Live-Stream und Aufzeichnung auf unserem YouTube-Kanal.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Discover the National Library’s 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.
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.
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.
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
Around 1895, the year in which the Swiss National Library was founded, numerous international organizations based in Switzerland were also established. Why?
Golo Mann was a German-Swiss historian and writer. His principal works are the "Deutsche Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts" and the literary biography "Wallenstein". His estate is held in the Swiss Literary Archives.
My Swiss treasure
Während der Inventarisierung der druckgrafischen Werke von Albert Welti (1862–1912) flackern bei Thomas Zweifel, Hochschulpraktikant in der Graphischen Sammlung der Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek, alte Kindheitserinnerungen wieder auf.
Und er entdeckt die Einheit im scheinbar widersprüchlichen Werk eines der bedeutendsten Schweizer Malers.