Old Catholic Theology

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Bibliothek Christkatholische Theologie

The Library for Old Catholic Theology is a specialist academic library and part of the University Library Bern (UB). It is open to the public but gears its collection to the needs of the students and lecturers of the Department of Old Catholic Theology.

Our room information system leads you to the libraries, rooms, and services available at Unitobler.

The Old Catholic Theology Library contains around 23,000 monographs and 60 current print journals. It grows by around 400 new acquisitions each year.

The collection priorities of the Old Catholic Theology Library are:

  • History of Old Catholicism
  • Catholicism in the nineteenth century
  • Orthodoxy
  • Anglicanism
  • Ecumenism
  • Liturgics
  • Ecclesiology

The digital collection of the University Library Bern is also continuously expanded. Available electronic journals, e-books and databases on the topics of theology, religious studies and Jewish studies can be found in the specialist information on theology.


Six workplaces are provided.

Library rooms:

  • A 211/213
  • A 206 (seminar room)
  • A 115 (mobile shelving on basement floor)

Room A 206 (seminar room) among other things contains the most recent journal volumes. Monographs for selected shelfmarks and the current year's journals can be found in the basement (A 115).

A large share of the library collection is located in rooms A 211/213. A PC for catalog searches can also be found here.

The Library Regulations Unitobler (PDF, 43KB) must be observed on the entire premises of Unitobler


All registered users (Unicard or library card IDS) are entitled to borrow items. For this purpose, a  self-service machine is provided. Borrowing regulations are based on the Regulations on Use of the University Library Berne.

Magazines and Books from our reference collection (marked with a red dot) are not for loan.


Inter-library loan:

Please contact your local library for an inter-library loan.



For returning items a return box is provided. Please note the collection times indicated on the return box. Alternatively, items can be returned at the circulation desk of the Basisbibliothek Unitobler (BTO).


Introductory sessions

You can contact the library staff at any time for an introduction to the library. Groups are requested to register beforehand by telephone or e-mail.