The library of the Swiss Literature Institute was founded in 2006 thanks to the support of the Sophie and Karl Binding foundation.


It belongs to the network of media libraries of the Bern University of Arts and comprises around 2000 media units. The monographs, periodicals, CDs, CD-Roms and DVDs, largely held in the German and French languages, are specialised on various fields related to the latest contemporary works of literature and creative writing. An online search function in the library’s catalogue has not yet been implemented.


The library can be used by students and teaching staff of the Swiss Literature Institute, who have around-the-clock access. External persons can consult the library upon request on site. Should you wish to make an appointment or have any questions, you can contact




Bern University of the Arts

Swiss Literature Institute


Rockhall IV

Seevorstadt 99

CH-2502 Biel/Bienne


T +41 31 848 39 07




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