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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.

A man and a woman sit at workstations equipped with computers (Photo: Sina Guntern/EMC)
Invite to work: Bright and quiet workplaces in the BiG (Photo: Sina Guntern/EMC)

Work stations

There are four workstations in the BiG reading room. Two are equipped with a Mac with the usual Office suite programmes such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. All workstations have a power connection and WiFi.

The workstations can be used free of charge by all visitors. If you would like to use a workstation, please ask at the front desk. Please note that workstations cannot be reserved.

There is an additional workstation at which searches can be made in the Alexandria search portal.

Internet use

If you would like to use your personal device on the BiG premises, you can connect to the ‘gov-public’ WiFi for guests. For further information, please contact the front desk.


There is a multifunction printer in the library which can be used free of charge. You may scan documents onto or print from a USB flashdrive.

Daily and weekly newspapers, periodicals

A selection of Swiss and foreign daily and weekly newspapers and print periodicals can be found in the entrance area of the BiG. Daily newspapers may only be read in the BiG, while weekly newspapers and periodicals may be taken out.

Information on our holdings of electronic newpapers can be found under E-media.


In the cafeteria you can grab a snack or coffee from the machine and browse in the selection of daily newspapers. Café BiG is located on the first floor and is open during the library's opening hours.


There is a limited number of parking spaces in front of the building, primarily for use by visitors. A parking space can be reserved in advance on request.

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

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Library Am Guisanplatz

User Services
Papiermühlestrasse 21a
CH-3003 Bern

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