About us


The Library Am Guisanplatz BiG is the main library of the federal administration and the Swiss Armed Forces.

Head of the BiG

Since 1 October 2016, Mr Daniel Kohler is in charge of the BiG.

Federal Documentation Conference FDC

The BiG directs the FDC which is the coordinating body of the federal administration for information and documentation.

Key figures

Key figures and annual reports of the Library Am Guisanplatz

Sectors BiG

In the following page you will find the most important BiG sectors at a glance.

Job vacancies

The job vacancies at the BiG are always published on-line on the federal job website.


Partnerships and activities in external committees and working groups of the Library Am Guisanplatz

Alexandria Library Network

15 libraries and documentation services within and without the Federal Administration have merged to form the Alexandria Library Network.

Training at the BiG

The BiG is engaged in training in the field of «information und documentation», which addresses the past, the present and the future, and offers a variety of training options.