In search of…

The Swiss National Library (NL) holds extensive and unique collections on Switzerland. The NL’s research services help users search for information and documents. “In search of…” provides an insight into this work.

Plongeoir Baden

In search of more (paid) holiday

In Switzerland, the introduction of holiday and paid leave was directly linked to the development of tourism and social advances. The NL delved into its collections to explore the issue.
Schneeanlage Savognin

In search of the first snow cannons and their impact

Yearning for snow is a thing of the past because the wonder in white can be manufactured by machines at the touch of a button. But the use of snow cannons is a topic of debate. The NL tracks their history in the digital newspaper archive.

Last modification 13.06.2022

Top of page


Swiss National Library
Information Retrieval Service
Hallwylstrasse 15
3003 Bern
Phone +41 58 462 89 35
Fax +41 58 462 84 08

Print contact