Services University Library




  • The reading rooms of our libraries are only accessible to members of the University of Bern and the PH Bern.
  • The lending counters remain open to the non-university public.
  • The pick-up for borrowing at the Münstergasse Library is open (arcade Münstergasse 61), as well as the return box at the back of the building (Herrengasse 38).
    You can access both Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 19.00, and on Saturday from 08.00 - 13.00.
  • Group rooms in the Münstergasse Library are closed.
  • Group rooms in the vonRoll Library are closed from Monday, 2 November. 

Protective measures

  • Masks are compulsory in our libraries.
  • Registration is compulsory at the workstations in our libraries. 
    Please scan the QR code in the corresponding zone of your workplace. And please remember to log out when you leave the library using the link you will receive.
  • Follwos the rules of distance and hygiene.
  • Stay at home if you have a fever and/or cough.


  • Our public events are cancelled until further notice.


  • The access to electronic resources at the University of Bern is extended due to the corona situation. New e-book packages, e-journals etc. are directly fed into our search and finding tools or are accessible here
  • With a VPN connection students and members of the university of Bern and PH Bern have access to all our e-media (databases, e-journals, e-books).
  • On our website you can find tools that make it easier for you to find e-media. 

Write us what moves you, how you organize yourself, and what we can do for you.

To order books or copies, a user card is required. 

If you don't have a user card yet, you can register online

Students of the University of Bern are automatically registered with their immatriculation. The immatriculation number (without hyphen) is also the user number for the library.

You can still order copies from books and journals from our large libraries (Speichermagazin, BTO, Mittelstrasse, vonRoll, Münstergasse, Swiss Library of Eastern Europe).

This service is free for employees of the University of Bern (copies of journal articles from the University Library storage).

The University Library Bern provides lecturers and institutes of the University of Bern with digital course material.

Digital course material (DigiSem) are made available within the ILIAS eLearning system of the University of Bern. 

Our courses are currently being carried out online. You will receive the necessary details after registering for a course.