Workstations

The National Library is a pleasant and attractive place to study and work. It offers workstations, media and modern infrastructure spread over three levels and a number of reading rooms. Staff are on hand at all times to help you make the most of them.

Workstations in the large reading room of the Swiss National Library.
Workstations in the large reading room of the Swiss National Library.
© NL, Simon Schmid

Range and access

  • About 100 workstations with power points
  • 14 individual study carrels for exam revision and research projects: bookings from 1 week (minimum) to 6 months (maximum); carrels must be occupied for at least 5 half days per week
  • 1 group study area: this can be reserved either by the hour or for a whole day either by phone or on-site. It is not possible to reserve for multiple dates at the same time. We only accept one reservation per group.
  • WiFi and eduroam access throughout the building
  • 12 workstations with PCs for bibliographic searches in the online catalogues, databases and the internet
  • 1 workstation for the visually impaired 

Costs

  • none
  • individual study carrels: CHF 50 deposit (reimbursable)

Making a booking

Places are always available in the reading rooms. You do not need to reserve.

We recommend booking the individual study carrels and group study areas in advance:

  • Call us
  • Send us an e-mail
  • Ask at our information desk
 

Last modification 24.11.2020

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Contact

Swiss National Library
Information Retrieval Service
Hallwylstrasse 15
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 462 89 35
E-mail

Print contact

Opening hours

Working areas
Monday-Friday 9.00-18.00

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