Découvrez les bibliothèques de la Ville de Genève
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  • La Bibliothèque de Genève déploie sur 4 sites un patrimoine écrit, imprimé, musical et iconographique unique qu’elle sélectionne, protège, valorise et transmet au grand public comme au public scientifique.
  • Site internet de la Bibliothèque de Genève


  • Les Bibliothèques municipales sont des lieux de rencontre, de découverte et de partage qui vous proposent de nombreux documents à emprunter ainsi que des activités gratuites pour petit-e-s et grand-e-s.
  • Site Internet des Bibliothèques municipales


  • Les musées d’art et d’histoire, le Musée d’ethnographie et le Museum d’histoire naturelle, les Conservatoires et Jardin botaniques et le Fond municipal d’art contemporain proposent un accès à leur bibliothèque scientifique .
  • Site internet


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Historique

The materials brought together thanks to the legal deposit show Geneva and its inhabitants from every angle, engaged in every activity, without discriminating by form or content. The legal deposit casts an extraordinarily wide net, bringing in books, newspapers, reviews, sheet music, maps, posters, etc. Anything printed and published that is meant to inform, educate, or entertain is subject to the provisions of the legal deposit.

"Tribune de Genève", n° 1(1er février 1879), Genève : Tribune de Genève, 1879. BGE Rc 97.
La Bibliothèque de Genève conserve de très importantes collections de la presse genevoise, comme "Le Courrier", né en 1868 et "La Tribune de Genève", ainsi que des titres aujourd'hui disparus, comme "La Suisse" ou le "Journal de Genève".

The legal deposit is the memory of Genevan publishing, attesting to its diversity and vitality. The legal deposit conserves everything brought out by publishers in the city, whether scholarly works, children’s literature, or comic books—areas where Genevan publishing is strongest—as well as novels, travel books, historical studies, etc. All subjects and all genres are found on our shelves, like a vast encyclopedia.

The legal deposit is especially mindful of collecting what is known as “gray literature,” publications that are not produced by publishing houses but rather by groups, associations, political parties, institutions, businesses, even ordinary individuals. Each year sees hosts of reports, brochures, commemorative booklets, programs, and printed matter of every stripe published, and yet they are rarely conserved by libraries. The legal deposit guarantees that this output of print, solidly anchored in the reality of Geneva, is conserved for the long term.

Since 1969, the legal deposit has registered 60,000 books and brochures, 40,000 volumes of periodicals—all of which occupies 4 km of shelving—and over 30,000 posters.

Genevan documentation rounds out the legal deposit. The Bibliothèque boasts extensive collections of items by Genevan authors or dealing with Geneva and/or its inhabitants, but which were published outside the Canton of Geneva.

Lettres:
Bibliothèque de Genève
Dépôt légal
Case postale
1211 Genève 4

Colis:
Bibliothèque de Genève
Dépôt légal
Promenade des Bastions 1
1205 Genève

Etienne Burgy
Curator
etienne.burgy(at)ville-ge.ch
T: +41 22 418 28 09

Books and brochures

Marianne Ner
Librarian
marianne.ner(at)ville-ge.ch
T: +41 22 418 28 41

Periodical publications

Cinthia Schyrr
Librarian
cinthia.schyrr(at)ville-ge.ch
T: +41 22 418 28 19

Posterss

Brigitte Grass
Specialist
brigitte.grass(at)ville-ge.ch
T: +41 22 418 28 46