EHSM sports media library

The Magglingen sports media library gives staff at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen (EHSM) and the general public access to sports-related media in German, French, Italian and English.

Opening hours

9 am–12 pm, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Closed on public holidays, during Easter, Ascension, Whitsun and the last week of the year.

The library


  • Sports science
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports pedagogy
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports sociology
  • Sports history
  • Sport and the law
  • Sports disciplines
  • Youth and physical education


The holdings of the sports media library are integrated into swisscovery. You can research and borrow them through the library system.

Borrowing + Research

Borrowing conditions

All residents of Switzerland can borrow media from the BASPO sports media library. To borrow media, you need to register in swisscovery and receive a user ID.


A SWITCH edu-ID is required to use swisscovery. This can be created online free of charge. Further information


User ID free



SLSP Courier

free of charge or CHF 6 per medium (depending on the regulations of the collection institution).

Postal delivery

CHF 12

Photocopy delivery (per 1–20 p.)



Self-service photocopying

A4, per copy

CHF 0.20

A3, per copy

CHF 0.40


Reminder after the loan period

1st overdue notice (after 5 days)


2nd overdue notice (after another 5 days)


3rd overdue notice (after another 5 days)

CHF 10

Loan restrictions

Reference works and journals are not available for loan. They can be consulted in the library. There is no borrowing limit per user.

Loan period

4 weeks for all types of documents.


You can renew your loans up to 5 times over the phone (058 467 63 08), by email ( or independently via the user account in swisscovery, insofar as the medium is not already reserved. 


  • At the media library front desk during opening hours.
  • Outside the library opening hours, media can be deposited in the book return box in front of the EHSM university building (by the parking meter/ bicycle stand).
  • Through the SLSP Courier
  • By post at your own expense

Loss of your user ID

Please let us know right away if you lose your user ID. We can issue a replacement. 


swisscovery search portal

This ist the link to the search portal:

swisscovery is operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP). All BFH libraries (except the library of the Abegg Foundation) are members.

To continue using your library, you must register again. You can find all information on

Academic databases contain references to articles from journals and books. Some documents are available in full.

Services + Offers

The sports media library offers training in using the media library, the library catalogue, academic databases and reference management tools.