Swiss Literature Institute Library

Opening hours

The library of the Swiss Literature Institute is open on Wednesdays from 9am to 5pm.

The library


  • 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 to the students, lecturers and staff of the Institute of Literature.

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