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

Wednesday, 24 May, from 16.00 hrs
Thursday, 25 May (Ascension Day)
Monday, 5 June (Pentecost)
Friday, 23 June, from 15.00 hrs (internal)
Monday, 31 July (internal)
Thursday, 1 August (National day)
Monday, 28 August, from 12.00 hrs (internal)
Monday, 27 November, from 16.00 hrs (onion market)
Monday, 25 December 2017 to Thursday, 2 January 2018 (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