The Swiss National Library collects and archives digital publications related to Switzerland, known as e-Helvetica.

University publications

e-Diss.ch is the collection of digital Swiss university publications. It comprises dissertations and postdoctoral theses from Swiss universities.

Commercial publications

The National Library collects digital publications from Swiss publishers.


The National Library is building up a collection of websites together with other Swiss libraries and archives.


The URN (Uniform Resource Name) is a unique identifier for internet resources. It can be used as a stable reference to URLs (Uniform Resource Locator or «link» on the internet).


To fulfil its collection mandate in the field of born-digital publications, the National Library works with partners nationally and internationally.

Events for professionals

The National Library organises events on e-Helvetica for professionals together with partner institutions.

Last modification 10.12.2018

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