Musik-Akademie Basel
Vera Oeri Bibliothek

Terms of usage


Use of the library is free of charge for schoolchildren, students, teachers, lecturers, and staff at the Basel Music Academy, as well as for students at the FHNW, any other Swiss music academies, and the Department of Musicology at the University of Basel.

All other users pay an annual fee of CHF 70, or CHF 2 per loan, per month.

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To register, new users must present a valid ID at the library’s information desk. For holders of an IDS library pass, rights relating to the use of the Academy of Music library will be recorded on their existing user account. All other users will be issued with a new pass.

Electronic document delivery &
Document delivery by mail

Electronic document delivery of up to 20 pages at a rate of CHF 5 via form.
Delivery of media by post at a rate of CHF 12, order by catalogue.

Interlibrary loans
Certain media from other Swiss libraries can be ordered directly over swissbib. All other interlibrary loans are managed by Basel University Library.

A lending fee of CHF 70 is charged for orchestra material, and CHF 40 for choir material.