The Swiss National Library collects, catalogues and preserves information about Switzerland and makes it available to the public.

Legal bases

The legal bases for the Swiss National Library is set out in the National Library Act and the ordinances, directives and regulations based on it.

Annual reports

The annual reports document the development of the Swiss National Library since 1895. The appendix contains detailed statistics and tables on topics including Swiss book production.


The Swiss National Library works closely with partner institutions both nationally and internationally.