Briefkopf, General Masséna an General Soult, 31.10.1799

The special collections treasure trove – Switzerland as a theatre of war in 1799

The war for European supremacy between France and the Russian-Austrian coalition came to Switzerland in 1799. The Library Am Guisanplatz has preserved letters written by French generals that help to illustrate these events.

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World Book and Copyright Day 23 April

The Library Am Guisanplatz BIG presents its literature on copyright.

Guidelines for digital government – The e-government strategy of the Federal Council (Copyright FDF)

‘Federal Administration 4.0’: Digitisation transforms processes and tasks

How is the work of Federal Administration staff changing in today’s world. What new challenges will they face in the future? The Library Am Guisanplatz takes a closer look at these questions below.

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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)

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


The BiG, your modern Library am Guisanplatz

A short clip shows the BiG and its services.

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