Subscription to periodical indexes

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG houses a collection of journals with over 900 titles. Employees of the Federal Administration and the Swiss Armed forces can subscribe to tables of contents of current...

Documentation request

The Library am Guisanplatz BiG responds to documentation 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...


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The Library Am Guisanplatz ist open to the public. The content of its inventory can be either borrowed or consulted at the library.

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

If the BiG does not have a publication you seek, we can search for it in libraries in Switzerland and abroad.

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 information?...

Copies, scans and digitisation

The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG will make digital copies of articles, book excerpts or entire books from its holdings for you on request. This service is free of charge of employees of the Federal...