Using the library and borrowing
We shall be glad to give new users a brief introduction to our rules in person. We therefore request you to register during the afternoon hours when library staff are present, and to bring your official identity document or a University Library user's ID card with you. By the way: You can also order this card online: aleph.unibas.ch. It is valid not only in our library, but also in the university library and in many other libraries.
The books here are shelved according to subject areas. Users can browse through the shelves themselves and make their own selections. Desks are available for working, with two computers for catalogue searches and a small reading room for periodicals. Except for works shelved in the reference zone, all the books can be borrowed. Periodicals are not for loan.
We shall be glad to fetch books from the repositories for you during the afternoon. Works published before 1890 can only be consulted on the premises, but all others can be borrowed (with some isolated exceptions for reasons related to conservation).
Notes on lending
Lending is done online. You can book the selected books and brochures at the computer station in the entrance area of the library. A return container is available for returning the borrowed titles.
Lending period: The lending period for books from the Mission 21 library is generally 28 days. If there is no reservation, this period is automatically extended twice and can be extended three more times in the user account. Maximum loan period: 6 months.
More detailed information on the topic of use and lending can be found here (German).
Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Advice, new registrations and lending from the repositories:
Monday to Friday, 2 pm – 5 pm
or by agreement: ► Email
From now on: Limited reopening of the library
1. the library rooms remain closed until further notice
2. lending is possible via online orders
Books from the magazine (MAG): order via Swissbib as before
Freehand books (FH): Order via Swissbib new
The ordered books are ready for you in the entrance area of the library as soon as you receive the pickup invitation
Book return: around the clock in the return box as before or by mail
3. consultations by appointment only: ► Email
4. new enrolments: please contact the university library