Synopsis of services

The BiG offers numerous services to ensure that you receive the information and media you seek in the best possible quality and within reasonable time.

Proposing an aquisition

We would be glad to hear what documents you cannot find in our library and propose for acquisition.

eBooks on Demand (EOD)

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

Research request

A team of BiG employees with a scientific background will be glad to help you in your research.

Inter-library loan (external lending)

If our library does not have a publication you seek, it will, at your request, be searched for in libraries in Switzerland and abroad, ordered and lent to you.

Conference room reservations

Various rooms at the BiG can be used free of charge; both by members of the federal administration and the public.


On this page, you can find documentations on a variety of topics presented to you by the Library am Guisanplatz.

Inter-library exchange (external lending) for libraries and documentation centres

You will find more information on lending from other libraries and documentation centres on this page.

Additional links

Here you will find additional information on libraries, archives and collections.