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 platform

The collections of the BFH Library (books, periodicals, DVDs, etc.; except for the library of the Abegg Foundation) can be searched using the swisscovery search platform:

swisscovery is operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP).

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.