Reading Room opening hours and address

Reading Room opening hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 17.00 hrs.
It is preferred if you book in advance and pre-order the material that you require; to consult the holdings in the Graphics Collection, the Photographic Archives, the Paintingss or the Bongarsiana/Codices collection, this is essential.

Office opening hours
Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Closing times 2018
Friday, 16 March, from 12.00 hrs (Preparations for the Museums Night)
Friday, 23 March, from 13.00 (internal)
Thursday, 29 March, from 16.00 hrs
Friday, 30 March (Good Friday)
Monday, 2 April (Easter Monday)
Wednesday, 9 May, from 16.00 hrs
Thursday, 10 May (Ascension Day)
Monday, 21 Mai (Pentecost)
Thursday, 31 July, from 16.00 hrs
Wednesday, 1 August (National day)
Monday, 27 August, from 12.00 hrs (internal)
Monday, 27 November, from 16.00 hrs (onion market)
Monday, 24 December 2018, from 12.00 hrs, to Wednesday, 2 January 2019 (Christmas, New Year)


Burgerbibliothek Bern
Münstergasse 63
P.O. Box
CH-3000 Bern 8

For parcels: Burgerbibliothek Bern, P.O.Box, Münstergasse 63, CH-3011 Bern

Finding us

You can reach us from Berne Central station

  • by tram, the “Zytglogge” stop on Line 6 (Worb), 7 (Ostring), 8 (Saali) 
  • by bus, the “Zytglogge” stop on Line 12 (Zentrum Paul Klee) 
  • by car, Casino car-park 
  • on foot, 10 minutes’ walk

Access: The newly renovated Burgerbibliothek of Berne is wheelchair-accessible. Go to