WHO CAN USE THE LIBRARY?

Our library is public and available free of charge to everyone interested in art.

Barrier-free-access: Please contact us in advance either by calling or by email.

DO I NEED A LIBRARY TICKET?

You need a library ticket to order media and loan them out. Also valid are library tickets from other IDS association libraries (NEBIS, IDS University of Zurich, Basel/Berne, Lucerne, St. Gallen). Those studying at the University of Basel can use their student ID in place of a ticket. It is possible to register HERE or in the library itself at the lending desk. Please remember to bring your ID with you in order to register.

WHAT AMENITIES DOES THE LIBRARY OFFER?

Our library offers you:

  • 24 workplaces with WLAN access and power sockets
  • 2 research stations
  • photocopier (UNIPRINT)
  • book scanner (up to A2)
  • media pigeonholes for users
    There is also a separate room for breaks and talks; lockers are also provided.


ARE THE STOREROOMS FREELY ACCESSIBLE OR MUST I ORDER MEDIA IN ADVANCE?

In our freely accessible reading room you will find reference works, basic literature and magazines. Most of the media are kept in closed storerooms and need to be ordered in advance via the online catalog Swissbib. Please note the following collection times:

Order time

Ready to collect from

4.00-9.00 a.m. next morning

10.00 a.m. the following day

09.00-10.30 Uhr

11.00 Uhr

10.30-11.30 Uhr

12.00 Uhr

Break

Break

11.30-13.30 Uhr

14.30 Uhr

13.30-15.00 Uhr

15.30 Uhr

15.00-16.00 Uhr

16.30 Uhr

Beachten Sie für Samstage gesonderte Bestell- und Abholzeiten

10.00 Uhr (Medienbestellungen werden an Samstagen nur auf 10:00 Uhr bereitgestellt)


CAN I TAKE MEDIA HOME WITH ME?

Our library stocks some media available for home loan, and others that can only be viewed in the reading room. The online catalog Swissbib provides information on the availability of individual items.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO COLLECT HERE MEDIA ORDERED FROM OTHER LIBRARIES?

You can collect media from the University of Basel library here. When ordering via Swissbib please make sure you select “Kunstmuseum” as the collection point.

CAN I RETURN MEDIA FROM OTHER LIBRARIES HERE?

You can return media from the following libraries to us:

  • University of Basel Main Library
  • University of Basel Library of Economics
  • University of Basel Library of Classical Antiquity
  • University of Basel Library of Medicine
  • Library of Design
  • Cultural Museum
  • Music Academy
  • PZ.BS

CAN I MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW ACQUISITIONS?

Yes, you can submit suggestions for new acquisitions > HERE.



Contact

KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL
BIBLIOTHEK
St. Alban-Graben 10
CH-4010 Basel
Tel. +41 61 206 62 70
kunstmuseum-bibliothek@‎unibas.ch