Lerchenweg Library

Islamic Studies • Science of Religion • Social Anthropology

Opening hours


The Lerchenweg Library is part of the Unitobler Libraries

Lerchenweg Library is open to the public; however, its services and collections are geared toward the needs of the researchers, lecturers and students of the University of Bern.

For general information about the infrastructure, borrowing and returning, courier, information and research assistance please visit the website of the Unitobler Libraries.


  • Study places: 18 workplaces and 22 reservable master workplaces
  • 38 lockers for registered customers
  • One self-lending terminal
  • One search point
  • Uniprint device

Campus Consulting

  • Science of Religion
    Contact: Subject specialist Denis Maier
  • Islamic Studies and Social Anthropology
    Contact: Subject specialist Ronja Ulrich

Lerchenweg Library comprises around 60,000 documents. The collection priorities are as follows:

Social Anthropology:

  • Anthropology of transnationalism, of the state, of work, Islamic societies, of kinship
  • Migration and gender research
  • Legal and media anthropology
  • Economic and environmental anthropology

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies:

  • History and culture of the Near and Middle East
  • Linguistics of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Central Asian Turkic languages
  • Literatures of the Near and Middle East (in original language)

Science of Religion:

  • Religious theory, religious systematics, literature on religious traditions
  • Buddhism in India and the Tibetan culture area



Subject Librarians