Services University Library

Rare books

The historic Münstergasse Library is home to important rare books and prints before 1900. They are cared for by the Historical Collections Center  ZHB which is financed by the Burgergemeinde Bern, the civic community of Bern. We are happy to answer questions concerning the collections, research, access, digitizing, copying and borrowing requests.

Rare books and prints before 1900 can be viewed in the Special Reading Room at Münstergasse Library:

Special Reading Room

Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu – 7 p.m.

Digitized items

With eBooks on Demand (EOD) we offer an order service for digitized items from the historical collection (books published 1500 – 1900).

You will find a survey of our rare books in the Manual of Switzerland's historical books.

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