Swiss Social Archives

Sources and literature on social change and social movements
043 268 87 40
Opening time: 
Reading room: Mon–Fri 08:00–19:30 / Sat 09:00–16:00. Borrowing & Information: Mon–Fri 09:00–19:30 / Sat 11:00–16:00
Represented in the NEDS by: 
Ulrike Schelling (Documentation Department)
Solidarity movements, NGOs, development policy, etc.

The Swiss Social Archives are an academic library, a historic archive and a collection of topical documentation all in one. The collection of analogue and digital documents includes books, periodicals, archive documents, audio-visual documents, press documentation, brochures and pamphlets. Use of the collection is free of charge. It generally takes half an hour for documents to be made available.

Political and social movements, NGOs, trade unions, parties; work, migration, the different generations living together, gender relations; social policy, Swiss policy, development policy; energy, the economy, the environment, transport, etc.
Target Publics: 
Interested members of the public, researchers, students, upper secondary school pupils, journalists, authors

Stadelhoferstrasse 12
8001 Zürich

Documentary Services / Products

Archive sources

Order online for consultation in the reading room. Longer delivery times apply for archive collections (e.g. EvB) stored off the premises (2.5 days maximum).

Brochures/pamphlets & press clippings (in thematic dossiers)

Order online for consultation in the reading room.

Books, periodicals, newspapers, annual reports, etc.

Order online; most media can be borrowed and taken home.

Photographs, films and videos, audio documents, posters, objects, etc.

Order online.