Libraries

The departments and divisions of Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH maintain specialised subject libraries on their premises:

BFH Libraries

Area

Adress

Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

Academic, specialist library with printed and electronic documents in the areas of agriculture, forestry and food science.

Bern University of Applied Sciences
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
CH-3052 Zollikofen

T +41 31 910 21 04
Website

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

 

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Solothurnstrasse 102
CH-2500 Biel

T +41 32 344 02 04
Website

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering / Engineering and Information Technology

 

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Engineering and Information Technology
Pestalozzistrasse 20
CH-3400 Burgdorf

T +41 34 426 43 33
Website

Business

Business administration, management, information management, project management, finance, accounting, business information technology and public management (administration)

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Business Division
Morgartenstrasse 2c
CH-3014 Bern

T +41 31 848 34 59
Website

Engineering and Information Technology

Automotive engineering, electrical engineering, communications technology, energy, mechanical engineering, micro-technology, medical technology, information technology, mathematics, physics, materials science, and interdisciplinary teaching and research topics.

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Engineering and Information Technology
Quellgasse 21
CH-2502 Biel

T +41 32 321 64 60
Website

Health

Specialised library focusing on the courses in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and nutrition and dietetics.

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Health Division
Murtenstrasse 10
CH-3008 Bern

T +41 31 848 35 90
Website

Multi-media library

Design, Fine Arts, Conservation and Restoration, Y Institute for Transdisciplinarity

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bern University of the Arts
GKK Multi-media library
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern

T +41 31 848 38 31
Website

Music

The BUA Music Library is a specialised library with media on practical music.

 

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bern University of the Arts
Music library
Papiermühlestrasse 13j
CH-3000 Bern 22

T +41 31 848 39 60
Website

Social Work

Specialist library with its main collection covering social work and neighbouring disciplines.

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Social Work Division
Hallerstrasse 8
CH-3012 Bern

T +41 31 848 36 36
Website

Sports Media Centre

The Sports Media Centre of the Federal Office of Sport (BASPO) is the biggest centre of its kind in Switzerland. There you can find books, journals and multi-media products covering all aspects of sport.

Federal Office of Sport (BASPO)
Sports Media Centre
CH-2532 Magglingen

T +41 32 327 63 08
Website

Swiss Literature Institute

The library of the Swiss Literature Institute is specialised on various fields related to the latest contemporary works of literature and creative writing.

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bern University of the Arts
Library SLI
Seevorstadt 99
CH-2502 Biel

T +41 31 848 39 00
Website

 

 

Research

Tool

Summary

Nebis

The online catalogue of the Nebis-Bibliotheksverbunds (Nebis library network) lists nearly 7 million titles from over 80 libraries of universities, universities of applied science and research institutes in all language regions. The following BFH libraries are affiliated to this network: Engineering and Information Technology (Biel / Burgdorf), Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering (Biel / Burgdorf), Agriculture, Forestry / Food Science & Management (Zollikofen), Swiss Institute of Literature (Biel). Anyone wishing to borrow books must be in possession of a so-called IDS library card.

IDS Basel Bern

The online catalogue of the Basel Bern library network lists nearly 6 million titles from over 200 libraries of the universities of Basel and Bern.  The following BFH libraries list their stocks under the categories: Health, Business, Social Work, Music, GKK Media Library, Sport Media Library. Anyone wishing to borrow books must be in possession of a so-called IDS library card.

Specialised research databases

The universities of applied science are subscribed to approximately 60 databases through the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries. All staff and students of the universities of applied science have free access to these databases on campus. Members of Bern University of Applied Sciences are at liberty to also set up external access over a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

eJournals

The Electronic Journals Library provides access to all eJournals available on the BFH Campus. Members of Bern University of Applied Sciences are at liberty to also set up external access over a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

eBooks

Some eBook collections are available to universities of applied sciences through the consortium. All staff and students of the universities of applied sciences have free access to these eBooks on campus. Members of Bern University of Applied Sciences are at liberty to also set up external access over a VPN (Virtual Private Network). eBooks individually purchased by BFH libraries can be found in the relevant online catalogue.

Organisation

The library specialist group is responsible for answering general questions related to the libraries. The specialist group promotes cooperation between BFH libraries and uses synergies. It coordinates the spectrum of services, drafts recommendations and submits applications to the University Executive Board or the Specialised Committee of the University of Applied Sciences Libraries (Fachkommission der Fachhochschulbibliotheken FHB) on subjects relevant to all libraries.

Chairperson

Anne Pfeiffer

Health division, Bern

Members

Barbara Fäh

Bern University of the Arts, SLI (Swiss Literature Institute) library

Georg Graf

Business division, Bern

Andrea Grandjean

Bern University of the Arts, music library

Ursula Greiner

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, Biel

Markus Küffer

Sport mediatheque, Magglingen

Susan Mengis Loretan

Bern University of the Arts, Mediatheque GKK (Design, Art & Conservation)

Monika Schefer

Social work division, Bern

Franziska Thallinger

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering &
Engineering and Information Technology, Burgdorf

Cornelia Zelger

Engineering and Information Technology, Biel

David Zimmer

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Zollikofen

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Contact

Anne Pfeiffer

Libraries Specialist Group

T +41 31 848 35 91

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