Library

Library of Swiss art and art history

The SIK-ISEA Library is a reference library, open to the public. It specialises in the art and art history of Switzerland and contains some 157,000 volumes.

The entire collection can be searched online via the integrated NEBIS catalogue.
Major sections include catalogues of exhibitions, collections and catalogues raisonnés from both Switzerland and elsewhere, international publications on art theory and technology, journals of art scholarship and auction catalogues. In 1999 the Library was able to expand its holdings on European art history when it acquired the «Prof. Eduard Hüttinger Library / Annette Bühler Donation», which contains around 11,500 volumes.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 1.30 to 5.30 pm (non-lending library)

December, Christmas and New Year closures
  • On 17 December 2019 (Tuesday), the Library will be closed (staff event).
  • The Library will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.

The Library can also be used in the mornings from 9.30 to 12 noon by members of the Association for the Promotion of SIK-ISEA (information desk unstaffed). 


Infrastructure

2 PCs for online research
WLAN for laptop Internet access
1 (colour) photocopier / scanner
1 book scanner (free of charge)
1 TV for viewing videos (VHS tapes and DVDs)
Desks, reading spaces

New: From 2017, you are welcome to take your break in the Salon vert and adjoining loggia on the ground floor of Villa Bleuler.

Rules

Flyer
[in German]
Contact and directions

Barrier-free access

For barrier-free access to the SIK-ISEA Library, please use the entrance on Feldeggstrasse at no. 84. You can ring the bell or else contact us by phone (+41 44 388 51 60). Wheelchairs can circulate freely throughout the Library. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is available.

Contacts

Regula Fischer, librarian, Head of Library
Mario Lüscher, art historian, lic. phil., Subject Specialist

Zollikerstrasse 32
P.O. Box
CH-8032 Zurich
T +41 44 388 51 60
F +41 44 381 52 50
bibliothek@sik-isea.ch
Directions

The library of SIK-ISEA is a partner of SwissInfoDesk, the Swiss online reference desk.