Musik-Akademie Basel
Vera Oeri Bibliothek


Thanks to its close links with the City of Basel Music School, the FHNW Academy of Music and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the library of the Academy of Music now boasts the largest music collection in Switzerland. Its holdings encompass a broad range of music-related books and other resources: from early to contemporary music, right up to and including critical editions and specialised teaching literature. The library also has its own audio and copy centre, as well as some 60 workspaces. All of its holdings are indexed in the swisscovery catalogue.


swisscovery, the new library catalogue from 7 December 2020
On 7 December 2020, we switched to swisscovery, a catalogue shared for the first time throughout Switzerland by 475 university libraries. Some of the changes are far-reaching. More

Partial opening
Since Tuesday, 22 December 2020, the library is closed for the public due to the current COVID-19 protection concept.
For employees of the MAB (teachers) and of the FHNW (students, lecturers) the access with FH-Card is possible: Mondays till 19:00, Tuesdays till Fridays till 18:00, Saturdays till 16:00. Sundays and during the Basel Carnival the library remains closed for all.
There is only borrowing possible. Reading room and public workstations are blocked.
The electronic and postal delivery of documents remains an option. More


Monday: 11 am – 7 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm

Since 22 Decembler 2020 closed for the public due to the current COVID-19 protection concept



Musik-Akademie Basel
Vera Oeri-Bibliothek
Leonhardsstrasse 6
CH-4051 Basel

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