Access to the library and use of the its book collections


Opening hours for the use of the book collection

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm

The use of the book collection is free of charge

Advance booking is required

by e-mail to

or Tel: +41 (0)55 418 90 42


The Werner Oechslin Library is a reference library! All books can only be consulted on site in the reading room. Neither loans nor inter-library loans - even of newer works - are possible. We can make copies, scans or reproductions for you for a fee, unless the material's condition would not allow this.


Library policy


Policy for the use of early printed books and rare materials Umgang mit alten Drucken


Reproduction Requests

The following fees are charged for copying requests: Gebühren Kopien

Request form for reproductions for publication: Gebühren Repros Digi


Opening hours exhibition


Monday - Thursday: 14 - 17 h

Visiting the exhibition costs CHF 5.- per person


Closures and holidays


Closed on general and Catholic holidays and on local religious holidays:

St Meinrad (21 January) and Consecration to the Holy Angels (14 September).

To make sure a visit is possible, call us in advance:

+41 (0)55 418 90 40