Library

    According to the decision of the Federal Council, the Covid certivication will be mandatory for all visitors aged 16 and over from September 13, 2021.
    Visitors without a Covid certification can pick up the desired media directly on site or have them sent home.

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    The library of the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach is one of the most extensive collections of ornithological literature in Europe and Switzerland's ornithological memory.

    It has a stock of about 20 000 items (books, brochures, journals and electronic media such as CDs and DVDs) on birds. In addition, the library also collects documents on nature conservation and other branches of natural science (ecology, zoology, botany, forestry).