Services University Library




  • From 14. September, it is compulsory to wear a mask in the Münstergasse Library, vonRoll Library, Medical Library, Mittelstrasse Library, Library of Law JBB, the Unitobler libraries and the library of Plant Sciences.
  • Our libraries are open again.
  • Research stations are accessible on demand.

Opening hours from 14 September 2020

Münstergasse Library, vonRoll Library, Library of Law JBB

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00 

Special Reading Room for historical collections in the Münstergasse Library: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Medical Library

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO
Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 18:00 

Mittelstrasse Library

Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 

Library of Exact Sciences BeWi
Monday to Friday: 7.00 - 20.00 

Overview of the opening hours  of our big libraries.

All faculty libraries of the UB Bern.

Corona Rules

Please adhere to social distancing and hygiene rules at our libraries. 

In our big libraries it is compulsory to wear a mask. If distancing is not possible, you have to wear a mask in all our libraries.

Please do not visit our pick-ups if you are ill or feel ill.


Media you ordered from and to libraries connected to the Bernese Courier are ready for collection monday to friday within 48 hours.

For details about national and international couriers pleas check our courier-website.

  • 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. 

Our public events (Buch am Mittag, Berner Literatur im Film, Fokus Forschung) will continue in August.

The number of seats is reduced, visitors have to wear a mask and must register in a list.

The exhibition "Schöpfkarte. Landesbeschreibung im Alten Bern" will be reopened on August 3rd.