Opening hours

Monday:                             2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Outside these opening hours individual appointments can be fixed by calling  026 300 81 25.

The Institute of Federalism library is a member of the Library Network of Western Switzerland (RERO) and works closely with the Cantonal University Library (KUB) and the Law Faculty Library (BFD).

Established in 1983, the library provides access to around 20,000 works and 50 journals on subjects related to public law, decentralisation and federalism. The documents are available for perusal during the library's opening hours (reference library). Visitors may use the reading room for this purpose.

More information can be found on the KUB website.


New acquisitions 

New acquisitions are listed on the KUB website every trimester.


Online Resources

Swiss Confederation, Federal Department of Finance FDF
National Fiscal Equalisation - Strengthening Federalism

Forum of Federations
The Governance of Metropolitan Regions – European and Global Experiences

Christian Hofer
Constitution and Autonomy in Spain (in german)

Instituto de investigaciones legislativas del Senado de la Republica
El federalismo mexicano – Elementos para su estudio y analisis (in spanish)