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The Library Am Guisanplatz will be closed on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, from 11am.

AHV, PK, privates Sparen: Die Geschichte der Altersvorsorge in der Schweiz

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News

New loan and request options on the Alexandria search portal

On 14 November 2022 we launched the updated user interface and adapted ordering process. The new features are explained here.

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BiG exhibition «Walter Rutishauser: Fotograf. Streiflichter auf die Sammlung»

The Library am Guisanplatz BiG’s latest exhibition presents a selection of photos from the collection of press photographer Walter Rutishauser (1940–2017), including pictures taken at the beginning of his career and from inside the Federal Palace.

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The BiG introduces itself

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SLSP und swisscovery – Frequently asked questions on the change

SLSP und swisscovery – Frequently asked questions on the change

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG and the Alexandria library network are new to swisscovery. From now on, the holdings of 490 Swiss libraries can be searched on the Alexandria search portal. What does this mean for BiG users? We answer the most important questions.

E-media

E-media

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG provides employees of the Federal Administration and the Armed Forces with access to numerous journals, newspapers, e-books and reference works . National licences, which are available to anyone resident in Switzerland, complete the library’s e-media service.

Library collection

Library collection

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG holds not only books, periodicals, newspapers and electronic resources; its catalogue also contains numerous regulations, atlases, maps, plans, official documents, photographs, postcards and autographs. The Alexandria search portal contains over a million registered titles and more than 1.3 milion copies, many of which are accessible to the public.

Library Am Guisanplatz BiG Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Berne
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+41 58 463 19 06

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Library Am Guisanplatz BiG

Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Berne

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