Other digitised collections

The Swiss National Library (NL) makes many media from its collections available online on one of a number of platforms, depending on the type of medium or the collection.

Swiss National Sound Archives

  • Audio media related to Swiss history and culture

Archive documents from the Literary Archives and Prints and Drawings Department

  • Documents from the Swiss Literary Archives and the Prints and Drawings Department of the NL
  • Via ISplus (archives, libraries, museums) also contains an extensive collection of information about Swiss memory institutions
  • ISplus includes the “Index of manuscript collections held in libraries and archives in Switzerland”

IMVOCS: audio and film documents

  • IMVOCS (Images et voix de la culture suisse): audio, film and video documents from the Swiss Literary Archives, the Max Frisch Archive and the radio and TV archives of SRG SSR

The pictorial works of Friedrich Dürrenmatt

  • A collection of over 400 pictorial works by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Books from the NL

  • Digitised books
  • “eBooks on Demand”: an NL service you can use to request digitisation of books that are no longer subject to copyright

Swiss Poster Collection

  • joint catalogue covering a number of poster collections. Many of the posters included have been digitised.
  • posters from various Swiss libraries and museums as well as the NL

Swiss Postcard

  • Free “Swiss Postcard” app with digitised postcards of Swiss localities in around 1900
  • The postcards come from the collections of the cantonal libraries and the NL.
  • Available for smartphones and tablets running iOS or Android
  • You can share the postcards on various social media and send them by e-mail, text and post.

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Last modification 09.12.2019

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