Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire (BCU) Fribourg


La conservation et la mise en valeur du patrimoine imprimé ancien du canton de Fribourg constituent une des missions prioritaires de la BCU. A ce jour, tous les documents depuis le premier imprimé fribourgeois (1585) jusqu'à aujourd’hui, figurent au Catalogue fribourgeois.

Collections patrimoniales:

Museum of Communication Library/PTT Archive


The Museum of Communication Library/PTT Archive comprises three libraries: the Historical PTT Library at the PTT Archive, the Philately Library and the Reference Library at the Museum of Communication. They provide publications, complements to the archival collections, specialist literature on the areas covered by the permanent collections and stamps and auction catalogues.

Fondation Martin Bodmer - Library and Museum


The collection comprises Western and Eastern manuscripts, autograph manuscripts and incunabula – of which one tenth are rare or unique items. There are also several thousand original prints dating from between the 16th and the 20th centuries. Among the treasures of this collection are the oldest known manuscript of the Gospel of Saint John, three manuscripts of Dante, Goethe several texts autographs and original edition of the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels.

Swiss National Museum - Study Centre

The public Study Centre is home to the study collections, the library with its reading room, the picture archive and documentation relating to the museum's collection.

A database of all items in the SNM collection is available for consultation at the research stations provided in the study centre. Some parts can be viewed online. The following collections are open to the public in the Study Centre: graphic art, historic photography, numismatics cabinet, textile archives, archaeology.

The Swiss National Museum’s publicly accessible library specializes in archaeology, art history, cultural history, Swiss history, museology, restoration and conservation.

The library’s collection currently includes sevaral thousands of volumes as well as several hundreds current subscriptions to periodical. There is an emphasis on exhibition and auction catalogues.

All monographs and all journals are recorded in the NEBIS interlibrary system catalogue.

edoc - Repository of the University of Basel

The institutional repository edoc provides public access to electronic theses of the University of Basel.

The theses can be searched according to the criteria authors, years, faculties and departements or theses.

Direct access to the theses of the Departement of History.

Museum Tinguely Basel - Library/Archives/Documentation


The collection of the archives and library of the Museum Tinguely covers all the publications, documents and various other materials of information by and on Jean Tinguely and his time, furthermore lexica and essays on art of the 20th century as well as «grey literature» (brochures, invitation cards, posters, flyers and press clippings):

Library of the Kunsthaus Zurich


The Library of the Kunsthaus Zurich is a special library for modern art. The collection profile is focused on publications about art from the 19th to the 21st century.

The library contains the following special collections:

Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF) - Library online

With the Online library the holdings of the library of the Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds and the numismatic libarary of the Bernisches Historisches Museum can be researched.

Some articles and research reports are online available.

World Trade Organization - Library and Archives


The Library of the World Trade Organization specializes in economics, statistical and legal materials related to international trade. The Library holds monographs, periodicals, and current yearbooks. In addition, the Library is home to the GATT Archives.

Gosteli-Foundation - Archive on the history of women in Switzerland


The Gosteli Foundations holds many sources for the history of women, particularly the archives of women’s organisations and unions (AllianceF, historically the Union of Swiss Women’s Societies; SV-Service; Frauenbefreiungsbewegung FBB), private archives of female individuals and biographical notes.

Together, these records document the manifold activities of Swiss women since the late 19th century.

The archives also include:


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