The swisspeace academic library covers the research needs of the Swiss Peace Foundation and its programs. It is open to the interested public.

The general subject matter is peace research, with a specific focus on conflict studies, peacebuilding and security issues. Among the topics covered are: conflict resolution, world policy, international relations, peacekeeping activities, gender, peace studies, human rights, dealing with the past, development policy, peace and social movements.

The library currently holds approximately 4,000 books, mainly in the German and English languages. The library is also subscribed to, or receives, 100 journals, newspapers and current report series. It also has an extensive collection of grey literature and a selection of videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs.

Conditions of Use

By appointment only. Please contact Liliana Rossier at or call 031 330 12 11 for assistance.
For free of charge use of the library become a member of our Support Association.


swisspeace, Sonnenbergstrasse 17, 3000 Bern