The Swiss National Bank library

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) maintains a library / documentation and information centre at its Zurich head office.
The collection contains 37,000 books as well as numerous academic and specialist publications on monetary policy, economics, cash and banking.

The SNB library is open to the public. It is part of the NEBIS network (

Latest information

The SNB library is being integrated into the SLSP (Swiss Library Service Platform). From 7 December 2020, searches will be conducted via 'swisscovery', the new site for scientific research libraries in Switzerland. SNB library services will be restricted during the transition period.

Documents can only be ordered/returned by post or in person on site.

If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment to visit the library, please contact us via or tel. 058 631 11 50.

Use of the library

Searches for books and other items in the library:

For information on lending, please see the Provisions governing use of the library:


Documents can be viewed, collected or returned at the information desk during the SNB Forum's opening hours.


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Swiss National Bank
P.O. Box
CH-8022 Zurich

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Swiss National Bank
Börsenstrasse 15
CH-8001 Zurich