Fees

Tariffs

The Tariffs of the University Library Bern are part of the regulations. The following tariffs are valid from April 1, 20201

Borrowing

Borrowing free of charge
Registration free of charge
Replacement user card free of charge

Overdue notices after expiry of the loan period

The return of borrowed documents is due latest on the last day of the loan period. Not received initial reminder/overdue notice (postal or e-mail) are not accepted as an excuse for late return.

Initial reminder free of charge
First overdue notice CHF 5 per document
Second overdue notice CHF 5 additionally per document
Third overdue notice CHF 10 additionally per document

 

The old tariffs apply to media borrowed befor Dec. 7, 2020:

Initial reminder free of charge
First overdue notice CHF 10 per document
Second overdue notice CHF 10 additionally per document
Third overdue notice CHF 15 additionally per document

Compensation for damages, loss and after the third overdue notice

In addition to previous overdue notice costs there will be following costs:
additional handling fee of CHF 50 per document
additionally per document the actual reacquisition costs by the library
for documents not available from publishers and the antiquarian book trade a fixed fee of CHF 70

Only the library may acquire replacement copies.

Repair charges according to costs

Document delivery

postal delivery per document CHF 12
via SLSP-Courier per document CHF 6. The fee will also be charged for not collected orders.

Interlibrary loan

sourced from Switzerland per document CHF 12
sourced from Europe per document actual costs, at least CHF 24
sourced from UK and overseas per document actual costs, at least CHF 36
handling charge for not collected interlibrary loan orders per document CHF 10

Copy and scan orders

sourced from Switzerland per 20 pages CHF 5
sourced from abroad per 20 pages CHF 8
commercial customers per 20 pages CHF 25

Printed document have an additional charge of CHF 2.50 per 20 pages.

Scans and Copies from special collections and stock with a publication year prior to 1900

Complete books or parts of it and maps as PDF/TIFF
base charge per order CHF 8
additionally per page as PDF up to A3 format CHF 0.40
additionally per page as PDF from A3 format CHF 3
additionally per scan as TIFF CHF 5

Reprints
additionally to the price for the PDF/TIFF
Base charge per document CHF 9
additionally per page CHF 0.03

Delivery charges
per DVD: Switzerland and Europe CHF 9
per DVD: Worldwide CHF 12
per book on paper: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Holland and United Kingdom free of charge
per book on paper: the rest of Europe CHF 9
per book on paper: Worldwide CHF 20

Additional services

Lockers, cupboards maintained by University Bern

Rental per month CHF 7
Rental per semester CHF 20

long term study places

Rental per semester CHF 20

Copying and scanning with Uniprint

A4 black & white, per copy CHF 0.08
A3 black & white, per copy CHF 0.10
A4 color, per copy CHF 0.15
A3 color, per copy CHF 0.18
per scan CHF 0.01
Printcard (including initial credit of CHF 5) for customers without a Unicard CHF 10

Commissioned Research

Customer orders (written or oral) for literature research and reference management
up to 1 hour free of charge
exceeding 1 hour in duration, partial hours will be charged pro rata:
for students and members of the University of Bern and PHBern, CHF 88 per hour
for public institutions of canton Bern, educational institutions (CH & abroad), hospitals and external noncommercial entities & Persons, CHF 114 per hour
for commercial customers, CHF 150 per hour

Guided tours

Tours of the library free of charge
introduction to library catalog use free of charge
special tours: See the tariff of the individual libraries

Courses

courses in literature research and reference management

for students and members of the University of Bern and PHBern free of charge
ffor public institutions of canton Bern, educational institutions (CH & abroad) and hospitals, CHF 255 per hour and group
for external noncommercial entities & Persons and for commercial customers, CHF 330 per hour and group

special courses: See the tariff of the individual libraries

 

Collection and debt prosecution expenses

at cost