Music Library

Dear Library Users

The HKB Music Library is in the process of setting up an open-stacks book area for you. Because we will need a lot of space here to prepare it, all periodicals (except for the current year) will be moved to the External Magazine. They can of course be ordered as usual, but you will need to wait a couple of days for delivery.

Please excuse us for any inconvenience!

The HKB Music Library is a specialized public library for practicing musicians. It is open to students, instructors, and employees of the HKB Department of Music as well as members of the general public with an interest in music. The mission of the Music Library is to serve as a user-oriented point of service.


The majority of our media are listed in the IDS Basel/Bern Catalog.


Most of our collection is available for loan. Books and musical scores may also be ordered via IDS for delivery by Post (for a fee). See Fees & Charges.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00


Dates we are closed

Christmas: 24.12.2018 – 06.01.2019

Easter: 18.04. – 22.04.2019

Ascension: 30.05. – 02.06.2019

Pentecost: 10.06.2019

Summer: 06.07. – 11.08.2019


12.08. – 31.08.2019 reduced

opening hours from 10-15 Uhr


Christmas: 21.12.2019 – 05.01.2020


Introduction to the Music Library

Every day at 15 o’clock

(Meet at 14h55 at the library desk)

Languages: English, German, French


Bern University of the Arts

Music Library

Papiermühlestrasse 13j

CH-3000 Bern 22


T +41 31 848 39 60



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