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The Geography Library is a sub-library of the University Library Bern (UB). It offers a selection of books and journals on the research priorities of the Institute of Geography and separately collected maps.

Most of the collections are freely accessible and borrowable (except for journals, textbooks and reference works). They can be searched for using the swissbib Basel Bern catalog.
The library is public and borrowing takes place on site using IDS user cards or equivalent. Interlibrary loans only to libraries, not to private individuals. (library abbreviation: BE 6)

The contents of the Geography Library correspond with the research priorities of the Institute of Geography. You can search for documents from the collection via swissbib Basel Bern.

The books are ordered by subject group/shelfmark in the open access area. Old books are kept in the storage facilities and one copy each of the publications originating from the institute are stored in the archive.


  • 36 work places.
  • Two search points
  • Wireless LAN (network of the University of Bern)
  • Photocopier (individual copies CHF 0.20, copy cards with 88 copies for CHF 10)


The staff are available at service hours to provide information and support.


The conditions of borrowing and usage are based on the University Library Bern’s user regulations. A user account is required for borrowing.