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Access and Catalogues

Consulting the collection:

Monday to Thursday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Please make an appointment with the librarian before your visit.
(Christoph Lanthemann, tel +41 (0)55 418 90 42, e-mail:
Please note that the Werner Oechslin Library is exclusively a reference library; books may only be used in the reading room. Loans and interlibrary loans - even of recent publications - are not possible under any circumstances.



The cataloguing of the collection is underway, about 20,000 books are already included in the NEBIS online catalogue (see below).  For the time being, another 20,000 books are listed in an on-site catalogue, which can be consulted at the library. If you are looking for certain titles, don't hesitate to contact the librarian by email:
(A preliminary overview of all the 40,000 titles registered in the different catalogues is available here online under "Systematik (provisorischer Katalog)". Please use the site-wide "Search" at the upper right to look for authors, publishers, etc., or for keywords from a book title.)

NEBIS Network Catalogue

You may perform a simple search for approximately 20,000 titles from the library in the NEBIS online catalogue, available in the top right corner of this website. For an advanced search, please
  1. Go to 
  2. Choose NEBIS Catalog classic or NEBIS recherche
  3. Go to "Advanced Search"
  4. Select BIB-OECHSLIN (Einsiedeln) from the "Library" drop-down menu
  5. Fill in the appropriate field(s) to search.

Guest Events

The library reading room may be reserved for appropriate events of a scholarly or cultural nature. For availability, schedule of fees, and other details, please contact