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    Subject Library

    The library of Mission 21 is open to the interested public as well as to students. In close connection with the research archive, it looks back on a good 200 years of collecting activity and has rich holdings of the Basel mission. It also offers current specialist literature on missiology, global Christianity, contextual theology, African studies and development policy. The entire book collection can be searched in the online catalog Swisscovery: ► To the Swisscovery website

    Use and lending

    New registrations

    The library of Mission 21 is open to the interested public as well as to students. In close connection with the research archive, it looks back on a good 200 years of collecting activity and has rich holdings of the Basel mission. It also offers current specialist literature on missiology, global Christianity, contextual theology, African studies and development policy. The entire book collection can be searched in the online catalog Swisscovery: ► To the Swisscovery website

    Contact

    Library Mission 21

    Missionsstrasse 21
    Mission House, 1st floor
    CH-4009 Basel

    ► E-mail

    Order and return of books

    The open access area remains closed until further notice due to the Corona pandemic. You can pre-order the books from our library online in the catalog and pick them up from us as soon as you have received a pick-up invitation. The ordered books will be available in the library entrance area from that time on. Works published before 1890 can only be consulted in the reading room.

    The loan period for books is usually 28 days. If there is no reservation, this period is automatically extended twice and can be extended independently three more times in the user account. The maximum loan period is 6 months.

    Books that are no longer needed can be placed in the return box provided in the library entrance area around the clock or sent by mail.

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    Patrick Moser

    Archivist
    Tel. +41 (0)61 260 22 57
    ► E-mail

    Rules of use

    You can find more detailed information on the subject of use and borrowing in our Rules of use (PDF).

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    Andrea Rhyn

    Archivist
    Tel. +41 (0)61 260 22 42
    ► E-mail

    Collection areas

    Mission and theology

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    African Studies

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    Development policy

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    The thematic focus of our library is based, on the one hand, on the long-standing collecting activities of the Basel Mission (1815-2000) and, on the other hand, on the development cooperation of Mission 21 and the needs of the researchers in our archives. In addition to academic literature, the library also offers generally understandable non-fiction books on socially relevant topics.

    Specialties

    • Mission in history and present
    • World religions, interreligious dialogue
    • Theological viewpoints from Africa, Asia and Latin America
    • African Studies with a strong focus on West Africa and Southern Africa
    • Development policy in the broadest sense, religion and development in particular
    • Geographic focus:
      Africa: Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, DR Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, South Africa
      Asia: India (especially South India), China (South China), Sabah/Malaysia, Indonesia
      Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina

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    Mission 21
    Protestant Mission Basel

    PO Box 270
    Missionsstrasse 21
    4009 Basel, Switzerland
    Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 21 20
    info@mission-21.org

    Donation account:
    IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2
    Tax exemption number:
    CHE-105.706.527

    Mission 21 e.V.

    Wartenbergstrasse 2
    D-79639 Grenzach-Wyhlen
    Phone +49 (0)7624 208 48 69
    info@mission-21.org

    Donation account:
    Savings Bank Lörrach-Rheinfelden
    Haagener street 2
    D-79539 Lörrach
    IBAN: DE05 6835 0048 0001 1250 95
    BIC: SKLODE66XXX

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