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 the IDS Basel Bern library catalogue. You can research and borrow them through the catalogue.

Borrowing + Research

Borrowing conditions

All residents of Switzerland can borrow documents from the BASPO sports media library.

To borrow documents, you need to register and receive a user ID.


Members of an IDS association do not need to register again.

If you have a RERO card or a BibliOpass, you will need to register but can continue using your existing card.

Registration is free of charge. You can register online or in the media library.


User ID




Postal delivery (per document)

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)

CHF 10

2nd overdue notice (after another 5 days)

CHF 10

3rd overdue notice (after another 5 days)

CHF 15

Loan restrictions

Reference works (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, etc.) 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 ( on in your online user account, provided that nobody else has reserved the document.


  • At the media library front desk during opening hours.
  • Outside of the library opening hours, you can return your loans to the bar of the BASPO Grand Hotel (Monday to Saturday, 9 am–10 pm and Sunday, 9 am–3 pm)
  • By post at your own expense

User account

Your user account allows you to keep an eye on your activities (loans, reservations, fees, etc.) and ensure that your personal data is up to date (password, address, etc.).

Loss of your user ID

Please let us know right away if you lose your user ID.

We can issue a replacement for CHF 6.

Forgotten password

Call us (058 467 63 08) or send an email to, and we will assign you a new password.

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.