Swiss Literature Institute Library

Opening hours

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

Since the building is closed, please make an appointment by e-mail.

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 NEBIS online catalogue. The standard loan period is one month. Users can ask the librarian for an extension of their loan.

Services + Offers