Tours | Guided Visits

Guided Tours:

Tours led by a member of the library's scientific staff are possible during regular opening hours
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
when the reading room is not occupied by other events or appointments.

Tour fee for a group of up to 10 people: CHF 100.–; for groups of 11 or more: 10.– CHF per person.

Advance registration is required for guided tours.  Please contact the foundation administrator for bookings:
Monika Heinrich, tel. +41 (0)55 418 90 40 / e-mail: 

In order to limit interruptions for scholars using the library, generally only one guided tour per week is possible.

Only in rare exceptions can we offer guided tours after 5 pm or on Friday or Saturday. Please note that in such circumstances we must double our fees to 200.– CHF for groups up to 10 people, or 20.– CHF per person for groups of 11 or more.

Self-Guided Tours:

Wednesdays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Fee: CHF 5.– per person

For tours without a guide on Wednesday afternoons no advance registration is required.  A handout with some information about the building and collection is available from the librarians.  We regret that self-guided tours are not possible at any other time.

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