New edition of the BiG's publication series now available

In No. 75 of our publication series, Bernhard Stüssi focuses on the life and work of Colonel Rudolf Bindschedler – a career officer who greatly influenced the development of the Swiss Armed Forces in the 19th century and beyond.

Die Bibliothek  am Guisanplatz an der Museumsnacht

Museum Night Berne – the program

March 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 2:00 pm, shuttle line blue and vintage tram. For the full BiG program and all participants see Information below.

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

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