Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Landesmuseum Zürich

About the library

The Swiss National Museum possesses a unique collection of objects related to Swiss cultural history and handicrafts from prehistory to the present day. The Swiss National Museum’s publicly accessible library specializes in archaeology, art history, cultural history, Swiss history, museology, restoration and conservation.
The library of the Swiss National Museum is a reference library. Most materials can be borrowed over the weekend from Friday until Tuesday.
Historical acquisitions prior to 1901 and facsimiles in the Facsimile collection are generally excluded from borrowing.

Main focus of collection

  • Archaeology
  • Swiss history
  • Art history and cultural history
  • Museology
  • Restoration
  • Conservation