The Library

Who we are: The Library at FIFA Museum is home to a unique collection of over 7,500 books, magazines and documents covering around 120 years of FIFA and world football history. As well as its collection of printed resources, The Library also provides access to FIFA’s electronic database. Documents, both printed and digital, can be consulted with a research appointment in its reading room. Access to items from the FIFA archives is also facilitated through the Library, making it an exciting space where a wealth of material on the history of the beautiful game can be accessed. Our goal is to provide researchers with the necessary resources and to support learning and the sharing of information on football and its historical, social, and economic aspects.

The Library holds the most complete collection of official FIFA publications found anywhere. It also contains priceless collections on the history of FIFA’s member associations, of international football and of the six continental confederations. Additionally, the history of the FIFA World Cup™ is covered extensively, as are the continental tournaments.

The Library is open and accessible to all. All we ask is that you make an appointment and fill in the registration form so that we can better understand your information needs and how we may best assist you. Please provide the registration form in advance of your visit by sending your completed form to

What we do: The Library is the reference collection for the history of FIFA and is committed to advancing knowledge of football and its historical, social, and economic aspects through facilitating intellectual exchange on our key topics.

The Library aims to acquire the most important contemporary works as well as antiquarian books. Donations of books are always welcome and offers should be addressed to  

What we can do for you: If you are interested in the history of FIFA and international football, or if you are a researcher in the field of football and sports history, this is the place for you. Our priceless collection is open for researchers and a dedicated librarian will be present in the reading room to support and help you to make the most of your visit and the wealth of information accessible in The Library.

Can’t visit The Library in person? No problem, our service extends beyond the physical confines of our reading room. If you have any questions regarding the history of FIFA and international football, or if you have questions regarding the FIFA archives or enquiries about the collection, please do not hesitate to contact us. Enquiries should be sent to and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Research appointment

In order to arrange a research appointment or to ask about the collection, please write to:

Search our Online Catalogue

The FIFA Museum Library is a member of SLSP (Swiss Library Service Platform) and you can search the collections of the library through Swisscovery, our online catalogue.