Some services suspended due to the migration of the library catalogue (Oct. 23 – Dec. 7)

On December 7th 2020, the Institute’s Library will join the new network of the Swiss scientific and academic libraries, the Swiss Library Service Plateform (SLSP), along with more than 470 other libraries. From this date on, our print collections and electronic resources to which we subscribe will only be accessible through the search engine of this new platform: swisscovery. The current RERO Explore will be disabled.

Between October 23th and December 7th, 30 million bibliographic references will migrate to the new platform. This transition phase will result in a limitation of some services such as requests for:

  • Interlibrary loans
  • New acquisition suggestions

Loans and returns will still be possible. The RERO Explore catalogue will remain available during that time.

The Library is aware of the impact these limitations may have on your academic activities during this transition period and apologises for the inconvenience these may cause.


Illustration: swisscovery logo

Limited reopening of the Library on June 8

The Library reading room will reopen on Monday, 8 June. Access remains restricted to Graduate Institute staff and students only. Opening times are Monday-Friday, 09:00-20:00, until the end of the semester.

Social distancing measures are still applicable: the group study bubbles will remain closed, as well as the Davis lounge and the computer lab. The number of admissions in the reading room will be limited.

External users who need to return books may call through the interphone on the door of Petal 1 from 09:00 to 16:00. They will not be able to borrow new titles or access the reading room.

For more information, please check our website: https://graduateinstitute.ch/library

Loan Service Reopening on Monday!

The Library’s loan desk will reopen for the Graduate Institute community only (students, staff and researchers) on Monday, 11 May.

The loan desk will be accessible from Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00. Your Graduate Institute student/staff card will be required to enter the building.

To borrow documents, you must first reserve them by using our new form. They will be stored for pickup at the loan desk on the next working day.

The interlibrary loan service will also reopen with limited service (depending on ILL activity in partner libraries).

The reading room remains closed, and access to the printers/copiers is impossible. If you have a personal locker in the Library, you will be allowed to access it to retrieve your items.