Our coat of arms documentation with 2500 entries concerning the former patrician families of Berne is searchable by quick access.
In February 2017 the Burgerbibliothek of Berne has published additional descriptions of holdings online.
In a two-year project (2017–2018) the private archives of the former monument preservationist of the canton of Berne and president of the library commission of the Burgerbibliothek of Berne, Hermann von Fischer (1926–2015), will be indexed and described. The approx. 70 linear meters contain personal and professional papers as well as numerous documents regarding the bourgeois family von Fischer.
A bibliophile publication makes the oldest herbarium in Switzerland accessible to the public. The generously illustrated volume permits intense insights in a cultural treasure from the 16th century.
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The “Passepartout” to the renovation gives you an insight behind the scenes and provides some interesting before-and-after comparisons.
The Reading Room at the Burgerbibliothek of Berne on the Münstergasse is now open again from Monday to Friday continuously from 9.00 – 17.00 hrs. We look forward to welcoming you to our newly renovated building.