Swiss National Library

Local nameSchweizerische Nationalbibliothek
LocationKirchenfeld, Bern, Switzerland

The Swiss National Library is the national library of Switzerland. Part of the Federal Office of Culture, it is charged with collecting, cataloging and conserving information in all fields, disciplines, and media connected with Switzerland, as well as ensuring the widest possible accessibility and dissemination of such data.

The Swiss National Library is intended to be open to all and, by the breadth and scope of its collection, aims to reflect the plurality and diversity of Swiss culture. It is a heritage site of national significance.The institution has been going through a period of change since 1990. This phase was given the name of RAMSES: Reorganisation for an Automated Management System and Enhanced Services. The principal objective of this project was to modernise the structure and operation of the Library and to increase services to borrowers and users with a view to transforming the Library into an information centre of truly national proportions.

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More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +41 58 462 89 35

Address 15 Hallwylstrasse, Bern 3005, Switzerland

Coordinates 46°56'29.34" N 7°26'58.635" E

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