Books

Books account for the majority of the Helvetica collection and include the entire output of Swiss publishers on all subjects and in all languages.

Histoire du tourisme
Histoire du tourisme
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Content and scope

  • Almost 15,000 new (printed) publications per year
  • All books published in Switzerland
  • By Swiss or foreign authors
  • Works on Swiss topics or people
  • Edition publications, publications by governmental and non-governmental organisations based in Switzerland as well as art galleries and museums, and self-published works
  • In print or in electronic form (e-books)

Collection principles

  • One copy of each publication is deposited and archived.
  • On paper or an electronic medium
  • Electronic publications are collected selectively.
  • No legal deposit requirement, but books are collected under an agreement with Swiss publishers’ associations

 

Research and access

  • Documents listed in Helveticat
  • Listed in the national bibliography “The Swiss Book”
  • Annual production statistics drawn up by the NL
  • Full texts in the e-Helvetica Access database

Last modification 10.12.2018

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Contact

Swiss National Library
Acquisitions
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3003 Bern
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 462 07 62
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Print contact

https://www.nb.admin.ch/content/snl/en/home/sammlungen/bibliothekssammlung/buecher.html