Medical Library


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Group room reservations now online

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Reservations for the group rooms on the 1st floor of the Medical Library can now be made online.


Quick guide for making a reservation:

  1. Go to the website
  2. Select location "Bibliothek Medizin"
  3. Log in with your SLSP-account
  4. Click on the calendar
  5. Fill in and save form

Details of booked slots can be accessed by clicking on the slot in the calendar.

Note: Reservations can be made a maximum of 14 days in advance.

Study Places

  • Study places.
  • 44 carrels for free use (ground floor)
  • 250 daily study places (ground floor)
  • 5 group bunks with up to 4 persons (first floor)
  • 8 group rooms with 10 to 12 places and two group rooms with 16 to 20 places. Reservations can be made via the online group room reservation.
  • WIFI is available throughout the library for persons with Uni accounts. With VPN access you can also use this authorization to consult e-media from home


  • Digital dissecting table Anatomage Table for free use
  • Rental of 36 lockers per six months CHF 20
  • 72 day-lockers with a deposit of CHF 2
  • Uniprint photocopier, scanner, printer in black and white or color (between CHF 0.02 and 1.40)
  • Comb-binding machine
  • Validation station for Unicards
  • Coffee machine on first floor of Cellular Biology Centre
  • Other refreshment facilities
  • Reading corner with daily newspapers (Bund, BZ, NZZ)

Borrowing and Information

  • The conditions of borrowing and usage are based on the University Library Bern’s user regulations.
  • A user account is required for borrowing. Registration is free. 
  • You can order most media via the Swisscovery catalog.
  • Here you will find instructions for searching and ordering.
  • Most books have a loan period of 4 weeks. If no reservation is received, they are automatically renewed for four weeks. Books with a blue dot above the call number have to be returned by the end of the following day (short loan). Attention: A fine for short loan books not returned on time is applied immediately.
  • Persons reserving borrowed media are notified when they arrive.
  • Orders are retained at the loan desk for collection for five working days following their arrival.
  • You can normally extend this online via your user account.
  • You can bring back our books to the counter at our library or to any other messenger library. A fee is charged for reminders issued for media not returned on time. 
  • The Medical Library is a collection point for messenger books.
  • You can receive information about general library issues at our loan desk, online or by e-mail.
  • For subject-specific questions, please contact our specialists.
  • Introductory and training sessions at the Medical Library are published in our News.
  • During weekend and evening opening hours, full service is not available.

Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan order form
Loan Renewal Application

Document Delivery

Document Delivery order form

Further information on the services and the fees

The constant change in the medical and health sector is a challenge to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. The Medical Library therefore offers the relevant collections in preclinical and clinical medicine as well as pharmacy.

The Medical Library is linked to various university libraries in Bern and German-speaking Switzerland via a courier service.


Research Support Medicine and Pharmacy

The Medicine and Pharmacy portal supports your studies, research and teaching. We share news and information about subject-specific events and services offered by University of Bern's Library, along with useful tools for your scientific work.
For all information please visit the Portal Medicine and Pharmacy.

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Research Support Services Medicine and Pharmacy

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