The library is designed as a storage library and its collections have to be researched via the swissbib Basel Bern catalog. Most of the collections can be borrowed (except for journals, reference works, rare, special and archive collections). The library is public and borrowing takes place on site using IDS user cards or equivalent. Interlibrary loans to libraries and private individuals. (library abbreviation: Be 151)
The museum collection and archive collections of the Institute for the History of Medicine are additionally available to researchers of the history of medicine.
Contact and further information
All media of the History of Medicine Library can be found on Swisscovery.
Articles from journals, documentation and archive materials of Aids Info Docu and articles from reference works can be ordered online via the document delivery service.
Books from the rare collection may be consulted and photographed under supervision in the reading room. Copies are not permitted. The film material of Aids Info Docu can likewise only be viewed under supervision in the reading room.
Description of rare collection:
Manual of Switzerland's historical books – Hildesheim, Olms-Weidmann, 2011. – Vol. 1, 203-207