Advice and research requests

From 8 June the library will be operating normal hours (Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–6 p.m.). The reading rooms, public areas, exhibition and bistro will be accessible again.

Research services

SwissInfoDesk, the Swiss National Library’s virtual research service, provides answers to questions about Switzerland.

Assisted research on site

Swiss National Library information specialists will be happy to answer your questions and help you with your research.

Training courses

On request, the Swiss National Library organises introductions to using the library for students.

Using the PDD

Documents from the Prints and Drawings Department can be consulted free of charge.

Using the SLA

The holdings of the Swiss Literary Archives are publicly accessible and can be consulted for example for academic and literary research.

Last modification 08.06.2020

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