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.


New: Walter Fähndrich Collection
The composer and violist was one of the lecturers at our university from 1985 to 2010. His specialties are music installations, solo pieces for viola and improvisation. A catalogue is now available.

swisscovery, the new library catalogue
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
With the relaxations of COVID-19 measures effective 26 June 2021, the library's partial operations can continue to expand. Loans and returns are possible. Reading room and workstations can be used with restrictions. Furthermore, face masks and maintaining distance remain mandatory for access. 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

Closed on Sundays and holidays and during the christmas and summer vacations.



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

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