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Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie

Open to the general public, students and art professionals, the BAA (Library of Art and Archaeology) can surely be considered an encyclopaedic tool. The largest of its kind in the country, its holds a wide choice of books related to each of the museum’s activities. Its shelves are brimming with works on art history, applied arts, archaeology, documentaries, and exhibition and museum catalogues, as well as artists’ books and a large collection of ancient books. A training centre par excellence, the library has undertaken an ambitious digitizing project to allow online consulting of its documentation. It has in addition joined several networks – Rero, IFLA,, etc. – in order to facilitate access to its archives and intensify dialogue between the different libraries of Switzerland and the world.  


Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 am
Open hours subject to change on holiday dates.



Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie
Promenade du Pin 5
1204 Genève
T +41(0)22 418 27 00
F +41(0)22 418 27 01


Open from 10:00 am to 6.00 pm on Monday to Friday
Open from 9:00 am to 12:00 am on Saturday
Closed on Sunday

Informations: T +41(0)22 418 27 07

Schedules may change during official bank holidays.


Entrée libre


TPG : Bus 1–3–5–7–8–36
Parking : Saint-Antoine


Entrée de plain-pied par l’entrée principale