Opening hours


The Philosophy Library is part of the Unitobler Libraries

The Philosophy Library is open to the public; however, its collections is primarily intended for members of the university, students and other specialists.

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


  • Study places: 30 workplaces (cabinets are issued via the librarians)
  • One search point
  • One self-lending terminal

Introductory sessions

Introductory sessions to the library are offered as part of courses and on request.

Bibliothek Philosophie

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

Around 30,000 books are categorized on two platforms according to subject group/shelfmark. Around 30 current journals can be found in the foyer of the library.