All books, periodicals, DVDs, and other media in the HKB Mediothek are listed here. In addition, the catalogue lists nearly 7 million titles from over 140 university libraries in Switzerland.



Swissbib can be used to search all libraries of the BFH as well as those of all Swiss universities as well as other institutions.



Periodicals subscribed to by the HKB Mediothek, listed by subject area

All periodicals the HKB Mediothek subscribes to are listed here by title and call number and also arranged by subject area. Direct links are provided in the list for E-journals as well as freely accessible digital periodical databases.


Here is a list of periodicals in the HKB Mediothek.


The link below supplies detailed information on our periodicals and how to order older issues:

NEBIS search (The following filter settings should be used for searching: 1 Resource: “Zeitschriften”, 2. Search field: “BFH HKB Mediothek Bern”).


Further E-journals

Electronic Periodical Library

The Electronic Periodical Library provides links to all E-journals that can be accessed on the BFH campus. Members of the Bern University of Applied Sciences community can also access the databases from outside the library via a VPN (virtual private network).



E-Periodica is the platform of the ETH library for digitised Swiss periodicals. The offerings are continuously supplemented with current issues. All periodicals on the platform are freely accessible. Depending on the agreement with the respective publisher, newer versions may be available only with some delay.


Swiss Periodical Portal (SZP)

The Swiss Periodical Portal (SZP) is a service provided by the Swiss National Library (NB) in collaboration with the regional associations and libraries. The portal enables a meta-search for periodical titles in the major Swiss library catalogues.






This database contains about 1.5 million high-quality digitised images from the worlds of art, culture and history for your research and teaching. Members of the HKB community have full access to this collection on the HKB campus, or outside via a VPN.



“Artstor is a non-profit organization that builds and distributes the digital library, an online resource of more than 1.9 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences, and Shared Shelf, a web-based cataloguing and image management software service that allows institutions to catalogue, edit, store, and share local collections.”


Google Arts & Culture

“Discover stories and collections from all over the world.”


Additional image databases

These image databases are offered by the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries.



“Channel Your Art is the docu-show of the Bern University of the Arts HKB. The channel gives you a free-form glimpse of what’s going on at HKB. We look over students’ shoulders, talk with faculty members, and report from time to time on events that put HKB in the limelight.”


YouTube: HKB channel

HKB’s official YouTube channel shows videos made at and about HKB, its divisions and degree programmes, videos of concerts and performances, student portraits, as well as episodes of Channel Your Art (see above).



Many HKB and ZHdK films can be found on Vimeo. (You can find HKB films by logging in with your personal Vimeo login and searching for “HKB Bern”.)

The online cultural television station with the latest news from the worlds of theater, dance, art, film, literature, music and more. was born from the vision of creating a shared film archive for Swiss universities accessible via the SWITCH network – a platform that enables the recording and archiving of television broadcasts by means of a web-based video recorder. was developed by the media and MIZ Media and Information Centre and the Information Technology Centre at ZHdK in collaboration with Werft22. The resulting film platform aims to reach beyond the university environment to address all levels of education.


The ever-growing nanoo film archive of the MIZ currently comprises around 14,000 recordings of television shows relating to the teaching and research areas of the ZHdK – fine and media arts, design, film, music, dance and theater. The feature, documentary, experimental, music and animated films are available online in streaming format and can be searched in the NEBIS catalogue. Access is available to all members of the Swiss universities via the AAI login on SWITCH.

SRF Sternstunde: Kunst

SRF Kultur: Kunst



Through the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, the universities of applied sciences have licensed some 60 databases for the various divisions. All students and employees of BFH have free access to these databases on campus. They can also be accessed outside the BFH via a VPN (virtual private network).


e-NORM (Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung SNV)
Rund 37'000 Normen der Sammlungen SN (INB/SWISSMEM), ISO und Electrosuisse.

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Lost Art Internet Database Deutschland

«Die offizielle deutsche «Lost Art» Datenbank ist die zentrale Datenbank zur Dokumentierung von Raub- und Beutekunst zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Sie enthält Kulturgüter, die infolge des Nationalsozialismus verbracht, verlagert oder insbesondere jüdischen Eigentümern verfolgungsbedingt entzogen wurden oder für die auf Grund von Provenienzlücken eine solche Verlustgeschichte nicht ausgeschlossen werden kann.»


Anlaufstelle Raubkunst, Bundesamt für Kultur

Staatliches Internetportal zur NS-Raubkunst mit einem allgemeinen Informationsangebot sowie Informationen zur Provenienzforschung in diesem Bereich.



The universities of applied sciences have several E-book collections available to them through the Consortium. Students and employees of the universities of applied sciences have free access to these E-books on campus. They can also be accessed by members of the BFH community outside the campus via a VPN (virtual private network).

E-books that have been purchased separately by the BFH libraries can be found in the corresponding online catalogue.