jusbib in three steps

Jusbib offers quick, easy and broad access to judicial literature in form of books, journals, periodicals, music, films, illustrations, maps and electronic resources in Switzerland. In jusbib you can search for documents from all Swiss academic libraries and the National Swiss library at the same time.

Here we will explain how you can find relevant materials and how to access them.

  1. Search
  2. Find
  3. Choose and order


Type one or more terms in the search bar.

By using a * you can replace any number of characters. This is useful when looking for terms with different endings (e.g. manag* for manager, managing, managers etc.).

By using a question mark ? you can replace one character. This is useful when looking for terms with more than one spelling (e.g. advis?r for adviser and adivsor).

By placing your search terms in quotation marks “…”, you can search for an exact sequence of words (e.g. “legal status”).



You can limit your results by using the filters on the right.

Are you looking for a specific author?
By typing a name in to the search bar, you will find literature by and about that person. To limit the results to literature by a certain person, click on the desired name under the filter author.

Are you looking for specific subject?
Under the filter subject you will find different subject terms to limit your results.

Sorting your results

Does sorting by year (newest first) not provide you with the desired results? Try changing the sorting options to e.g. sort by »relevance«.

Where can you order?

Click on the icon , located on the right of every entry, to see in which libraries the title is available. A click on the library name will bring you more information.

Choose and order

Click on the title to see the full entry including bibliographical information (title, author, place, publisher, date of publication, page number, edition etc.). In the lower area you can also see, which libraries allow access to their literature. You also have the option of choosing the libraries you use the most and adding them to My libraries by clicking on the heart icon . Setting My libraries is helpful while searching for documents, because the results from My libraries will be shown first.

By clicking on the library name, you will find the location and call number. Many libraries also show if the book is currently available or not.

Lend / Order

The documents of the libraries must be ordered directly over the particular library. To order or reserve documents, click on the link Go to holdings. This will take you to the owning library where you will have to log in again.

Log in

Why log in when using jusbib?

When you log in to jusbib, you can use many personal settings. You can:

  • go back to old searches
  • define your favorite libraries as My libraries and use them as filters
  • save your list for a long period of time
  • choose your settings (language, list length)

If you do not log in, you will loose all your settings when you close the browser.

How does jusbib login work?

As a nationwide service, jusbib offers library independent login. There are two options:

  • switchAAI: For students, university staff, advanced technical colleges and other institutions we use the national service from switch. The logins are provided by these institutions, which students can also use for other services such as VPN or learning platforms (More information).
  • SWITCH edu-ID: This account for private individuals is offered for users who do not have a switchAAI login. It is a new switch service (more information).

Why log out?

When using public computers, you should always log out and close the browser, so that no one can use your account.