According to its statutes, "the purpose of the Historical Library of Swiss Pharmacy is the acquisition, preservation and valorisation of books, printed matter, images and archival material of historical interest to Swiss Pharmacy". 


The "Historical Library of Swiss Pharmacy" is first of all a tool for researchers. But it is also part of a scientific-historical perspective, since its works are a mirror of the science and pharmaceutical practice of the last five centuries, a portrait of the great stages of pharmaceutical research. Finally, like other museum institutions, it can be considered as a collection with cultural and even aesthetic value, the book as a museum object.