Opening hours


The History Library is part of the Unitobler Libraries

Service hours Monday to Thursday 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00, Friday 10.00 to 12.00. Exceptions are announced on the premises.

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


  • study places: 38 long-term work spaces and around 70 reading places for students of the institute (further details in the regulations - document in German)
  • 1 self-lending terminal
  • 1 online catalog terminal
  • course material (lecturers will provide information about location and usage conditions)

Library introductions

Library introductions are offered as part of courses (tutorials).

Consultation hours for literature research with the subject librarian for history of the University Library Bern, Dr. Lennart Güntzel: during the semester Thursday 14.00 to 15.00 (office B022) or by appointment.

Bibliothek Geschichte

Collections in the fields of:

  • specialized literature on all areas of history (ancient to contemporary)
  • Swiss history, history of the Canton of Bern
  • comprehensive reference library, including reference works and journals

The collections of the History Library can be found on the first basement floor (access/borrowing in the Basisbibliothek Unitobler) and two platforms on the ground floor (access/borrowing via the institute).

You can submit acquisition suggestions by e-mail or electronic form.




Subject librarians