Bühlplatz Library FBB

Opening hours

The Bühlplatz Library FBB is the faculty library of the University Library for medicine, biology and geology. Its services are available to all interested persons. However, its collections are geared toward the needs of the researchers, lecturers and students of the University of Bern.

The Bühlplatz Library FBB contains collections in:

  • preclinical medicine
  • clinical medicine
  • biology
  • geology
  • ancillary sciences (computer science, physics, chemistry, mathematics with a focus on statistics)

The FBB is linked to various university libraries in Bern and German-speaking Switzerland via a courier service.

Study Places

  • Study places.
  • 28 carrels for free use (first come, first served)
  • 140 daily study places in the "Silent Zone" (ground floor)
  • 13 tables for groupes up to four persons in the whisper zone (first floor)
  • Eight group rooms with 10 to 12 places and two group rooms with 16 to 20 places with online booking schedule. For reservations outside the booked periods, please complete the forms next to the doors. Please note, however, that priority is given to online reservations
  • Mac pool room with 20 Mac workplaces for persons with Uni accounts
  • Reservable course room with 24 PC workplaces for members of the university, no renting to external persons possible
  • WIFI is available throughout the library for persons with Uni accounts. With VPN access you can also use this authorization to consult e-media from home
  • Here you can find the short video tutorial "how to connect to WLAN"


  • Rental of 65 lockers per six months CHF 20
  • Lockable cloakrooms
  • Uniprint photocopier, scanner, printer in black and white or color (between CHF 0.02 and 1.40)
  • Comb-binding machine
  • Validation station for Unicards
  • Coffee machine on first floor of Cellular Biology Centre
  • Other refreshment facilities
  • Reading corner with daily newspapers (Bund, BZ, NZZ)

Borrowing and Information

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan order form
Loan Renewal Application

Document Delivery

Document Delivery order form
PubMed-ID order form
Loansome Doc

Further information on the services and the tariffs

The library offers the following services in support of teaching and research:


  • Literature research for the master thesis (lectures, tutorials, e-tutorials in the 3rd and 4th study years, from fall 2018 - Details in Studmed) 
  • Reference management for medicine and life sciences (in planning stage)

Librarian support for publications requiring careful literature research, such as systematic reviews, HTAs, clinical guidelines: 

  • Training - general or for specific research group needs
  • Collaboration in literature search
  • Peer review of your literature search strategy
  • Carrying out your literature search

We can offer this service from September 2017 onwards. For further information please contact support_med@ub.unibe.ch.


Research Support Services Medicine

Subject Librarians

Media processing and lending

Communication and lending

Evening and weekend service