Registration, loans and user services



To borrow documents from the National Library you need a free library card.

Digital collections

The National Library’s digital collections can be accessed online via a range of portals and databases.

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.

Data protection

The National Library respects and protects its users’ rights in respect of data protection and privacy.


The BibliOpass network provides access to more than 600 institutions.

Last modification 28.07.2021

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