Assisted research on site

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Information desk at the National Library
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At the Swiss National Library (NL), you can get help with any questions or research requests you may have.  


  • Information specialists are on hand to answer your questions and assist you with your research.
  • If you are unable to find what you are looking for at the NL, they can tell you which institution in Switzerland or abroad you need to contact.
  • “Book a librarian”: on request, a specialist from the NL will assist you with more complex topics

Fees for the “book a librarian” service

  • The first thirty minutes are free of charge
  • Thereafter, the fee for every 15 minutes or part thereof is CHF 35
  • Administrative fee: CHF 10
  • Express research: surcharge of 50% on the fees set out above

Last modification 21.11.2018

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Phone +41 58 462 89 35

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