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Art and Architecture History

Art and Architecture History

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for Art and Architecture History would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialized databases
  • Help with search strategies
  • Support for working with literature management programs

Please make an appointment by e-mail. The consultation can also be made using a tool such as Skype, Zoom, or Jitsi.

For further services of our subject librarians please visit the Portal Humanities and Theology of the University Library of Bern (in German).

Our collection in history of art and architecture can be requested through our online catalog swissbib Basel Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Mittelstrasse Library

  • Specialized literature in all fields of history of art and architecture
  • Source texts and encyclopedias (on-site use)
  • Journals (latest 10 volumes, on-site use)
  • Historical collection (16th-19th centuries, on-site use)

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Latest issues of print journals in the Schultheissensaal
  • Literature on art and architecture of the city and canton of Bern
  • Historical collection (to be consulted in the Special Reading Room)