Services

Lending

The Library Am Guisanplatz is a publicly accessible institution belonging to the Swiss Confederation. It has over a million items in its collection that can be borrowed free of charge or consulted on...

Meeting room reservations

We have two meeting rooms that can be used by Federal Administration employees and the general public. Both are suitable for meetings, workshops, presentations and training courses, and are...

Inter-library lending

Publications that are not held in the BiG collections can be ordered by registered users from another library in Switzerland or abroad via the inter-library lending service. Other libraries can also...

Workstations and facilities

The Library Am Guisanplatz provides modern surroundings with quiet and well-lit workstations at which to study and work. You can also enjoy the use of the library’s other facilities.

Guided tours

Did you know that the Library Am Guisanplatz (BiG) is a listed building and a former munitions depot? And do you know how the Federal Administration is supplied with up-to-date specialist...

FAQ

Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions. Can’t find the answer you are looking for? Then please contact us: we’ll be happy to help!

Requesting documents

The Library am Guisanplatz (BiG) responds to document requests for all academic disciplines. A team of information specialists with an academic background is available to help you conduct your...

Training - Webinars

The Library am Guisanplatz (BiG) offers training and courses for employees of the Federal Administration and the Armed Forces. In practical courses, they can acquire the skills required to conduct...