Key figures

Finances (figures in CHF) 2017 2016 2015
Personnel costs (CHF) 3,35 m  3,47 m  3,52 m 
Specialist literature resources (CHF) 1,63 m  1,63 m  1,59 m 
Personnel 2017 2016 2015
Employees excl. trainees and interns 32 32 34
Job percentages 2'430 2'505 2'505
Trainees 5 6 5
Academic interns 1 1 1
Services 2017  2016  2015 
Loans in Alma 10'250 11'484 10'273
Inter-library loans 775 938 850
Service editions* 2'495 2'855 3'594
Documentations 616 724 805
Managed periodical subscriptions** 3'178 3'036 2'973
Guided tours 13  15  19 
Events 22 
Physical resources 2017  2016  2015 
Monographs 647'990 625'636 613'378
Periodicals 7'728 7'628 7'341
Total physical resources 655'718 633'264 620'719
Electronic resources  
Alexandria library network (BiG incl.)
2017 2016  2015 
E-journals / e-books 24'433 not recorded not recorded
Digitized photographs 9'829 not recorded not recorded
Physical resources
Alexandria library network
2017  2016  2015 
Monographs 899'814 891'173 874'698
Periodicals 17'794 17'780 17'172
Total physical resources 917'608 908'953 891'870
Alexandria library network 2017  2016  2015 
Partner libraries 18 19 20
Search queries in catalog 98'429 116'180 90'516

*Service editions: specialist literature purchased by the BiG for the federal administration departments which special agreement (excluding periodicals) and delivered to the employees.

**Managed periodical subscriptions: For the BiG, the Federal Administration and the Swiss Armed Forces which special agreement

Annual reports BiG 2011-2016


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