Library and Documentation Services

The library of Swiss TPH is open to the public and offers literature and other media on Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Travel and Tropical Medicine, as well as on Medical Parasitology and Biology of Infection.

Reading room, 15 workstations with internet access (WiFi, eduroam, VPN).

More than 9'000 books and theses. Our books are arranged in subject order and are registered in the swissbib library catalogue.

Access to the online resources (e-databases, e-journals and e-books) of the University of Basel.

About 80 current journals on natural sciences, medicine and public health. In addition hundreds of journals are available online.

A bibliographic database with more than 10'000 publications of Swiss TPH authors.

A video collection on Vimeo and a DVD collection.



Most books in the library can be taken out on loan. Journals can be consulted in the library only, but you have the option of copying the required article.

  • Students can borrow books from our collection by using the University Legitimation Card. Other staff will need a library card. To borrow books and to get a library card please visit our library and contact our staff.
  • Books may be borrowed for up to 4 weeks. You will automatically receive a reminder by e-mail indicating the book’s due date.
  • Using the online catalogue ( you may extend the borrowing period once.
  • If you need a book not owned by the Swiss TPH Library, we may be able to obtain it from another library.
  • Return: Please return the books to a member of the library staff.



We welcome suggestions for the purchase of books for the Library. For each book, please send a mail to including as many details as you can.

Mon, Tues, Thurs
8:30-12:00 & 13:30-17:00
Wed, Fri 8:30-12:00



Swiss TPH Library
Socinstr. 57, CH - 4002 Basel
Phone: +41 61 284 82 23