National debt: Causes and consequences

National debt: Causes and consequences

The global financial crisis and the eurozone debt crisis have increasingly spotlighted the causes and consequences of national debt. The following article takes a closer look at these topics.

Special collections treasure trove – 80-year anniversary of the 1939 mobilisation

Special collections treasure trove – 80-year anniversary of the 1939 mobilisation

After Hitler’s invasion of Poland, the Federal Council decided to mobilise the Swiss Armed Forces for war on 2 September 1939. 430,000 soldiers and 200,000 people in the auxiliary service reported for duty.

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
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Library Am Guisanplatz BiG

Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Berne

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Monday to Friday
08.30 - 11.00 / 14.00 - 16.30

Customer workstations
Monday to Friday
08.30 - 16.30 permanently open

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Alexandria Library Network

Alexandria Library Network

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

The BiG, your modern Library am Guisanplatz

The BiG, your modern Library am Guisanplatz

We will be delighted to answer your questions and assist you. A short clip shows the BiG and its services.

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Portrait

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG is the main library of the federal administration and the Swiss Armed Forces.

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