Opening hours

  Monday–Friday
Library 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Book return box (near the entrance) 7.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibition 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Prints and Drawings Department by appointment
Swiss Literary Archives by appointment
Bistrot L’esprit nouveau 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Extraordinary closures

Easter:
from Friday 7 April 2023 to Monday 10 April 2023

Ascension:
Thursday 18 May 2023

Whitsun:
Monday 29 May 2023 

National Day:
Tuesday 1 August 2023

Christmas:
Monday 25 December and Tuesday 26 December 2023
The Swiss Literary Archives and the Print & Drawings reading rooms will be closed from 27 December to 29 December 2023. 

New Year:
Monday 1 January and Tuesday 2 January 2024

Keep up to date

The best way to find out about exceptional closures is by using one of the following channels:

Last modification 03.01.2023

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Contact

Swiss National Library
Hallwylstrasse 15
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 462 89 35
Fax +41 58 462 84 08
E-mail

Prints and drawings department
Phone +41 58 462 89 71
Fax +41 58 462 84 08
E-mail

Swiss Literary Archives
Phone +41 58 462 92 58
Fax +41 58 462 84 08
E-mail

Print contact

https://www.nb.admin.ch/content/snl/en/home/about-us/opening-hours.html