Together with the holdings at the University Main Library, the University Religion Library provides specialist literature and information on the subject areas of theology, religious studies and Jewish studies. The contents are based on the requirements of teaching and research at the University as well as that of the wider public with an interest in science. The collection primarily contains the most up-to-date literature from the last 20 years.


Location and contact

Nadelberg 10, 4051 Basel
Postal address
+41 61 207 61 91

Information and lending services
Tel. + 41 61 207 61 91


Cornelia Schumacher Oehen (Teamleitung)

Tel. + 41 61 207 29 01

Karin Tonollo

Tel. + 41 61 207 29 01

Subject librarian for theology, religious studies and history of Jewish religion

Benedikt Vögeli
Tel. +41 61 207 31 14 or
Tel. +41 61 207 29 01


Team leader and subject librarian for Jewish culture and literary history

Catrina Langenegger
Tel. +41 61 207 61 91



If you do not already have a library account, you can find out here how to register for and set up an account.

Borrowing | Ordering

All media at the University Religion Library, including electronic media, are listed on the search portal swisscovery. The most important questions about swisscovery are answered here.

You will find an overview of all databases and e-journals at > E-resources.


The information desk team is happy to support you with searching, borrowing and orders. For academic support, please contact our subject librarians.

Openly accessible area

You can get monographs and journals from the shelf or order them to the University Main Library for pick-up. The shelving follows the RVK classification scheme.

You will find an overview of the applied RVK numbers and their shelving here (in German).

Current journal issues can be found at the counter on the first floor. They cannot be borrowed.

Reference holdings

Books labelled "Use on-site” in the catalogue cannot be borrowed but may be consulted in the library for the day.

Copies / Ordering articles

For a fee, we will send copies of articles from journals or books to you (electronically or by post). Please order via email.

Cost: CHF 5.- per article / max. 20 pages
Delivery period: 24 hours

Please consider the currently offered DigiLitPlus service.

From the SBB train station:
Take bus no. 30 from outside the station and get off at the “University” stop. From there it is a five-minute walk.

From Badischer Bahnhof (the German train station)
Take tram no. 6 to the “Marktplatz” stop. From there it is a 3-minute walk.

By car:
The access by car to Nadelberg is limited. Please read the information here in advance (link in German).

Delivery of goods:
The entrance to Nadelberg from the Peterskirche is accessible until 11:00.

Postal address

Universitätsbibliothek Religion
Nadelberg 10
4051 Basel