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Media Library HGK Basel

The Media Library at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design (AAD) provides scientific literature and digital media in the fields of art, design, interior design/scenography as well the respective theoretical and teaching backgrounds.

Corona Special

From 8.06.2020, both the Media Library and the NEBIS network libraries are allowed to gradually restart large parts of their service portfolio.

Return, lending and interlibrary loan are running and the dunning is reactivated.

However, please be sure to respect the pickup times:

Mo.-Fr.: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Please see further details)

The Mediathek as a learning space, its scanning stations and self-service counters will remain closed.

Changes will be announced on the website: https://mediathek.hgk.fhnw.ch/coronaspecial.

Maybe you will be inspired by looking at the rich collections of our website - behind every tile of this website there are exciting things to discover..

--> NEBIS also contains - besides licensed media for FHNW - many freely accessible resources: Try the "Articles and More" button and find excellent Open Access content.

Information about Mediathek HGK FHNW

    The Media Library has been home of the media collections of the institutes of Art, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Scenography, Visual Communication, Post-industrial Design (HyperWerk), Integrative Design | Masterstudio as well as of the research institutes Experimental Design and Media Cultures and Aesthetic Practice and Theory since 2015. Apart from the collections listed in NEBIS, it also includes a number of special collections. For this reason the Media Library provides an integrated catalogue, making a search through the FHNW AAD’s main catalogues and sources of information easy and quick. These include: the NEBIS catalogue, the licensed journals of swissuniversities and FHNW, the eBooks licensed by FHNW, the sources of the Directory of Open Access Books, of DeGruyter Open, of Springer Open, of the Directory of Open Access Journals, of DOAJ journals, the national licenses as well as a handpicked, slowly growing pool of excellent digital collections.

    In 2017, the media library won the Degruyter-Prize "Shaping the Future" (Zukunftsgestalter in Bibliotheken 2017).


    Activities Report 2019 (german).

    Activities Report 2018 (german).
    Activities Report 2017 (german).


    Specialized Portals

    Reliable sources usually indicate specialist portals and associations from their specific subject areas.

    Head of Mediathek

    Tabea Lurk
    Tabea Lurk Head of Mediathek
    Telephone : +41 61 228 43 65 (direct)

    Dreispitz Basel

    FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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