Reopening of the Iron Library - also for tour groups!

4/15/21 - 11:00 AM (Central European Time)

From March 1, the Iron Library and Corporate Archives of Georg Fischer AG will be open for reading room visitors. From April 19, we will once again be offering tours.

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 external groups are once again possible. The number of participants per group and tour is limited to 15 persons. If you are interested in a guided tour, please contact the library team.

Library and archive use

External users can work in the reading room by appointment from March 1 2021. 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 15.04.2021]