What does the Burgerbibliothek of Berne do?

Manuscripts and archives are in safe hands here. They are preserved in perfect conditions for future generations and made accessible by catalogues and inventories. This means they are available for use by researchers and any interested members of the public. The holdings increase constantly thanks to new acquisitions from private persons and families, from companies and associations and regular deposits by the Burgergemeinde of Berne. Consequently, the way the Burgergemeinde of Berne is administered and its decision-making processes will be traceable in the future. The Burgerbibliothek of Berne has a cultural mission and it fulfils a public service and educational role in the city of Berne. Most of the holdings can be searched online.