Opening times and contact

    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.

    Please contact us before your planned visit.

    The library is located on the first floor of the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Seerose 1). It is open to members of the public. Visitors are asked to contact the information desk on the ground floor.

    Opening times

    The library will be closed from 23.12.2019 – 06.01.2020.

    Opening times
    Monday to Thursday (with advance notice only) 08.00 – 12.00, 13.30 – 17.00
    Visits outside opening hours available on request
    Sundays and public holidays closed



    Swiss Ornithological Institute
    Seerose 1
    CH-6204 Sempach

    Patricia Dürring Kummer (head librarian)
    Tel. ++41 41 462 97 52

    Anne Tampe (staff member)
    Tel. ++41 41 462 97 56

    The library staff will be happy to help you with any enquiries.