Swiss Literature Institute Library

Opening hours

Summer break

During July and August the library is open on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm. As of Wednesday, 8. September there will be normal opening hours.


Wednesday, 25. August
Wednesday, 1.September


The library

Since the end of 2020, the library is also accessible to external visitors, who are requested to contact library staff.


  • Contemporary German literature
  • Contemporary French literature
  • Contemporary Swiss literature
  • Publications by our students, alumni and teaching staff
  • Works by young authors
  • Specialist literature in creative writing
  • Literary theory


Books, journals, databases, CDs and DVDs: the library holdings are available for free.

Borrowing + Research

All holdings are indexed in the discovery tool BFH swisscovery. The standard loan period is one month. Users can ask the librarian for an extension of their loan.

Services + Offers