European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days

14-15 September 2019: the Library Am Guisanplatz (BiG) and the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL) are taking part in the European Heritage Days – a great opportunity to learn more first-hand about the library’s architecture and its valuable treasures.

Feeding the body and the mind – a history of food in the Swiss Armed Forces

Feeding the body and the mind – a history of food in the Swiss Armed Forces

Despite Switzerland's reputation for being a cheese-loving country, dairy products were absent from Swiss soldiers' meals for much of its military history. Nevertheless, it was the Swiss Armed Forces that would help fondue to become a national dish.

The BiG's exhibition 'The Schauenburg collection – a uniquely valuable collection of maps'

The BiG's exhibition 'The Schauenburg collection – a uniquely valuable collection of maps'

The Schauenburg collection, which has been owned by the Swiss Confederation since 1881, is the focus of a new exhibition at the Library Am Guisanplatz.

Library Am Guisanplatz BiG Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Berne
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Library Am Guisanplatz BiG

Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Berne

Opening hours

Circulation Desk
Monday to Friday
08.30 - 11.00 / 14.00 - 16.30

Customer workstations
Monday to Friday
08.30 - 16.30 permanently open

Interesting

Alexandria Library Network

Alexandria Library Network

18 libraries and documentation services within and without the Federal Administration have merged to form the Alexandria Library Network.

eBooks on Demand (EOD)

eBooks on Demand (EOD)

The EOD service enables you to order complete electronic copies of copyright-free books from the BiG’s inventory.

Publication series of the Library Am Guisanplatz

Publication series of the Library Am Guisanplatz

With its own publication series the BiG promotes historical and cultural research. The publication series and the Numéro S can be downloaded on-line from our library catalogue free of charge.

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