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 15,600 volumes.
Monday to Friday, 1.30 to 5.30 pm (non-lending library)
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).
The library is closed on the following dates in May and June 2019
On 28 may 2019 (Tuesday), the Library will be closed (staff event).
From 4pm Wednesday May 29 to Thursday May 30, 2019 (Ascension Day)
Monday June 10, 2016 (Pentecost)
2 PCs for online research
WLAN for laptop Internet access
2 (colour) photocopiers / scanners
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.
Flyer [in German]
Contact and directions
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.
Regula Fischer, librarian, Head of Library
Mario Lüscher, art historian, lic. phil., Subject Specialist
T +41 44 388 51 60
F +41 44 381 52 50
The library of SIK-ISEA is a partner of SwissInfoDesk, the Swiss online reference desk.