Key figures

Finances (figures in CHF) 2018 2017 2016
Effective personnel costs 3,34 Mio. 3,35 m  3,47 m 
Budget Specialist literature resources 1,64 Mio. 1,63 m  1,63 m 
Personnel 2018 2017 2016
Employees excl. trainees and interns 27 32 32
Job percentages 2'090 2'430 2'505
Trainees 4 5 6
Academic interns 1 1 1
Services 2018 2017  2016 
Loans in Alma 11'347 10'250 11'484
Inter-library loans 711 775 938
Service editions* 3'767 2'495 2'855
Documentations 454 616 724
Managed periodical subscriptions** 2'776 3'178 3'036
Guided tours 15 13  15 
Events 7 22 
Physical resources 2018 2017  2016 
Monographs 904'406 647'990 625'636
Periodicals 18'012 7'728 7'628
Total physical resources 922'418 655'718 633'264
Electronic resources  
Alexandria library network (BiG incl.)
2018 2017 2016 
E-journals / e-books 47'637 24'433 not recorded
Digitized photographs 9'883 9'829 not recorded
Physical resources
Alexandria library network
2018 2017  2016 
Monographs 904'406 899'814 891'173
Periodicals 18'012 17'794 17'780
Total physical resources 922'418 917'608 908'953
Alexandria library network 2018 2017  2016 
Partner libraries 18 18 19
Search queries in catalog 134'489 98'429 116'180

*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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