On behalf of the Canton of Bern the Münstergasse Library collects and preserves so-called Bernensia. It is thereby generously helped by the Burgergemeinde Bern, the civic community of Bern. The Bernensia collection comprises publications about the city and the Canton of Bern as well as books by Bernese authors.
Notice to authors, publishers, and institutions: We welcome donations to the Bernensia collection and appreciate a complimentary copy of your publications.
Bernensia Collection at the Münstergasse Library
Some 1.800 books on Bern mostly published after 2011 are displayed in the Schultheissensaal on the 1st floor:
- special interest books
- Bernese fiction
- museum catalogs
- selected journals and magazines
All the books may be ordered and borrowed, except for the periodicals.
Bernese media at the University Library Bern
Bernensia search keyword(s):
Wiki for Bernese writers
Dissertations at the University of Bern
Lists of dissertations from 1534 onwards
Bernense collections in other libraries and archives
Burgerbibliothek of Berne
The books are listed in the library catalog, archival records may be found in the separate online database.
State Archive of Bern
Archival records may be found in the online online catalog.
Swiss National Library
The Swiss national bibliography lists Bernese publications.