Reopening of the Iron Library on June 8, 2020

5/26/20 - 2:00 PM (Central European Time)

Since June 8, the Iron Library and Corporate Archives of Georg Fischer AG have been open for visitors. Tours will once again be available from August 10 2020.

We look forward to your visit. Please note the protective measures concept in operation in the library.

Iron Library Protective Measures Concept

The Iron Library is implementing all necessary measures to protect visitors as well as possible. We are following a concept of protective measures based upon those that have been developed and introduced in the guidelines of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) as well as the recommendations of Bibliosuisse and the Verein Schweizer Archivarinnen und Archive (VSA).

We thank you for your support and compliance in following the instructions of the library staff.

Basic Rules

The most important protective measures are:

  • Compulsory wearing of a protective face mask on the library premises at all times.
  • Maintainance of a minimum distance from other people.

Protective and Hygiene Measures

Disinfectant dispensers are available in the stairwell on the ground floor and on the first floor as well as in the sanitary facilities. Disinfectant wipes are available in the reading room. Frequently touched surfaces in the visitor areas are cleaned more intensively. For your own protection and out of consideration for other visitors, please observe the hygiene rules of the Federal Office of Public Health.


Guided tours for groups can once again be held by appointment from August 10 2020. The number of participants is currently limited to 15 people.

According to the FOPH, the ability to follow-up close personal contact must be ensured. The contact person of the tour group will be expected to keep a list of participants and confirm to the library that they are in possession of the contact details of all participants.

We make every effort to observe the necessary distance rules during guided tours. It is possible, however, that these cannot be strictly adhered to during the entire tour. By wearing a hygiene mask you can additionally protect yourself and your fellow visitors. The wearing of a mask is compulsory for visitors and employees.

Further information on booking a guided tour can be found here.

Library and archive use

External users can work in the reading room by appointment from June 8 2020. Users are requested to order books and archival materials in advance. Only one person is allowed in the reading room at a time. More than one user at a time is not permitted.

It is still permitted to bring a laptop, camera, etc. Disposable gloves and cleaning cloths are available for users in the reading room.


Details of our opening hours and contact details can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further questions. You can reach us by e-mail ( or by telephone (+41 52 631 27 44).

[Update from 29.10.2020]