COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM HOME
Remote information and document research
The four library sites continue to inform you about our collections and help with your research. For any requests, please contact us using the addresses below:
General information and Bastions main branch: info.bge(at)ville-ge.ch
La Musicale: bmus(at)ville-ge.ch
Musée Voltaire: institut.voltaire(at)ville-ge.ch
The reference service/desk also answers your questions by telephone from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday : +41 22 418 28 60.
A question about Geneva ... or anything else? Librarians will answer you in less than three days citing reliable sources.
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The Library blog
Behind the scenes, reading tips, interesting nuggets of information about our collections ... The Library team opens the doors of the institution to you. One article every Monday… at least!
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As you cannot come to us, our exhibitions come to you! The brand new «Données de base, bases de données» exhibition, which was due to start on Monday, 2nd November in the “Couloir des coup d'oeil” at the Bastions main branch, is entirely available online!
As well as the exhibition «L’affiche culturelle selon Pablo Lavalley» which was on at La Musicale. Here is the list of virtual exhibitions to be discovered on our blog:
Données de base, bases de données
L’affiche culturelle selon Pablo Lavalley
Viollet-le-Duc à Saint-Pierre
Genève dans l’objectif de Valentine Mallet
Digitization of the Library's collections
The workshop produces reproductions of documents on various media. If a document is not available online (see "online offer" below), you can request it from num.bge(at)ville-ge.ch. Prices and conditions on this page.
The Library regularly lends objects for exhibitions. Requests for loans of documents and the processing of these items will continue during the closure to the public. General conditions are to be consulted here.
Document donations and print orders
The Library continues to sort documents given to it and order new ones.
To find out about our acquisition policy, go to this page. For any question related to donations or acquisitions, please contact us at info.bge(at)ville-ge.ch
Registration assistance for Swisscovery Catalogue City of Geneva
The migration to the new swisscovery catalogue will be effective on December 7, 2020. Pending access to this new research portal, readers can register at www.geneve.ch/swisscovery. A pdf tutorial and a video tutorial will soon be available on this page.
Librarians answer questions from the public on info.swisscovery(at)ville-ge.ch
For any emergency or question related to the pandemic: covid19.bge[at]ville-ge[dot]ch
Covid-19 information is available on the official geneve.ch website.