Mittelstrasse Library

Mittelstrasse Library 

Mittelstrasse Library is a branch of the University Library and comprises of Archaeology, Gender Studies, Art History, Musicology, Sustainable Development and Theatre Studies. The open access library offers workstations (70 daytime, 20 long-term), wireless access to the eduroam uni-network, lockers, Uniprint printer and book scanner for students.

Online catalogue 

swisscovery University of Bern and PH Bern (research platform) 


Books can be borrowed, excepting reference collections. Journals and rare books can only be accessed in the reading room. The insight into the collections of the Mittelstrasse-library can be seen on their website.

Interlibrary loan

Mittelstrasse library also provides access to literature from other libraries in Switzerland and abroad. Loan periods and restrictions on use are governed by the owning library.

VPN access

Access to internal resources (e.g., e-publications, fee-paying journal access) is available via the VPN account of the University of Bern.   

Open Science

Open Access – Services – Bern Open Publishing – Research Data Management

Courses and advice

Research – Academic writing – Open Science – Literature management programs – Workshops, courses and introductions – Guided tours