Library and Documentation Services

The library 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 swisscovery library catalogue.

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

About 50 current print journals on 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.


We welcome suggestions for the purchase of books for the Library. For each book, please send us an email to including as many detail as possible.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is closed until further notice.
We offer a pick-up borrowing and return service. Please contact us via For borrowing books, search our catalogue and provide information on authors, title and call number (for example "TPH WC 750- 99") in your email.


Socinstrasse 57
4051 Basel

Postal address:
Swiss TPH Library
Socinstrasse 57
CH - 4002 Basel

+41 (0)61 284 88 99