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Corona: up to date information

The library at Guisanplatz (BiG) is open at the usual times and offers most of its services. However, access to the building is only granted to vaccinated and recovered visitors who can present an appropriate certificate and official identification (2G). Masks are required throughout the building.

20.12.2021 | Library Am Guisanplatz

The Library Am Guisanplatz in winter. (Bild: Martin Opladen)
Open to the public: The Library Am Guisanplatz. (source: Martin Opladen)

The Library Am Guisanplatz (BiG) is open to the public. Most services are available without restriction. However, as of December 20, 2021, access to BiG from the age of 16 will only be permitted with a valid Covid certificate (2G) and official identification.

There is additionally a mask obligation in the whole building.

Documents can still be ordered and returned by post free of charge. A document return box is available on site during opening hours, which can be accessed without a certificate.

However, reservation of meeting rooms will not be accepted. Guided tours are also currently not offered.

Protection concept - On-site information

In order to protect its employees and users, the Library has drawn up a protection plan, which is updated as developments occur. It is based on the recommendations of the Bibliosuisse association in the context of Covid-19,  the current regulations of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and those of the Bernese cantonal authorities.

Please follow the instructions on site, keep your distance and disinfect your hands before and after using the computers and copying machines. Disinfectant solutions are available.

Please do not visit us if you have the typical symptoms of the disease, or if you are ill or feel ill. If you have any questions about the various services or the protection concept, please contact us at

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Library Am Guisanplatz Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern
+41 58 464 50 99


Library Am Guisanplatz

Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern