According to official orders, the university libraries will remain closed until 28.2.2021.
Information desk and lending service
Pick-up-borrowing Medical Library from Mo - Fr 9.00 - 17.00
Information and lending services
Tel. + 41 61 207 32 00
Search guidance | systematic reviews
Dr. Hannah Ewald
PD Dr. Christian Appenzeller-Herzog
Tel. +41 61 207 31 98
If you do not already have a library account, you can find out here how to register for and set up an account.
Openly accessible area
You can get books directly from the shelves on the first floor or order them at the University Main Library. The shelving follows the NLM classification scheme.
Books with the location labelled „Theke” in the catalogue can be obtained at the information desk on the ground floor. You may consult these books on-site in the library for the day.
Copies / Ordering articles
The simplest way to order articles is directly through a PubMed search via get it (not yet working), or alternatively by filling in the order form. To use this service, you will need a user card from the University Library Basel. The service costs between 5-12 CHF per article. All information about sending copied or scanned articles can be found here.
Training course calendar at the University Medical Library
PPHS PhD Program Health Sciences: introductory course in systematic reviewing for doctoral students (every Nov/Dec)
Recordings as individual video tutorials
- Medicine: 1st and 3rd year (introduction to the library, catalogue, PubMed); WiMo (citing, PubMed, EndNote); Wiko-Flex (various courses)
- Dentistry: 1st year (EndNote)
- Nursing: 1st and 2nd year (introduction to the library, PubMed, systematic searching)
- Pharmaceutical sciences: 1st year (introduction to the library)
Training courses on request
We are happy to offer further training courses for students and researchers if required. The training content and location can be agreed on individually. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 061 207 32 46
Focus on nursing and other healthcare professions
"Point-of-Care" database for evidence-based medicine in the clinic.
Access available only through the computer network in the medical library and the University Hospital Basel. VPN access from the university’s network is not possible.
Learning programme and reference work for medical students.
To search for impact factors and journal rankings
Multi-disciplinary, natural sciences literature database
From the SBB train station:
Take tram no. 8 or no. 11 to "Schifflände". At Confiserie Bachmann, go through Blumengasse; the entrance to the University Medical Library at Spiegelgasse 5 is around the corner.
From Badischer Bahnhof (German train station):
Take tram no. 6 to "Schifflände". At Confiserie Bachmann, go through Blumengasse; the entrance to the University Medical Library at Spiegelgasse 5 is around the corner.
The University Medical Library is in the city centre, diagonally opposite the "Storchen" car park. Our library is just a short walk from there.
Delivery of goodsThe service entrance in the Blumengasse can be used for delivery of goods. Please ring the bell at the main entrance so that we can open the side entrance for you.