Update COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on our Library Services


As part of the new COVID-19 protection measures, the Federal Council has decreed the closure of all reading rooms of libraries and archives from 22 December 2020. Therefore, our reading rooms will stay closed until further notice. However, it will be possible to borrow, pick up and return books in the library; shipment via internal mail is recommended. Depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic further adaptations may be made in January.

We encourage everyone to exploit our electronic resources including some 500’000 e-books and more than 20,000 journals via our new Lib4RI Catalogue.

Please note: From Wednesday, 23 December 2020 until Sunday, 3 January 2021, all Lib4RI library locations will be closed and no library services will be available. We’ll be back for you on 4 January 2021.

We wish you all good health, a merry Christmas and a happy new year!