Découvrez les bibliothèques de la Ville de Genève
Toute l'offre culturelle


  • 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


  • Vous avez une question et vous souhaitez une réponse personnalisée? Le réseau des bibliothèques genevoises vous offre, en moins de trois jours, un résultat fiable et des sources identifiées.
  • Service Interroge

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Registration

To borrow documents, you must register on the Swisscovery Ville de Genève research portal, which gives you access to the collections of the 11 scientific and heritage libraries of the City of Geneva.
Signing up is simple, free and only takes 5 minutes.

Need help ? Video and pdf tutorials are available. The librarians will gladly answer your questions on site, by phone or by email.

Consult Lending rules for the research and university libraries of Geneva


Circulation

1. Choose your documents through swisscovery Ville de Genève.
2. You will receive a mail as soon they become available.
3. Pick up your order during opening hours.

Available documents do not need to be ordered from swisscovery and can be picked up during opening hours. Returns can be made at the same time without an appointment.

Number of documents on loan
Maximum 100 documents for all the libraries of the City of Geneva IZ or maximum 100 documents for each IZ of the SLSP network

Loan terms and conditions
Maximum 28 jours per document.

Renewals
5 automatic renewals, if the document is not reserved.
For users with extended rights, loan terms are available in the lending rules.

Fines and reminders
Late return of documents will lead to a fine, in accordance with the lending rules. Consult the regulations for late fees and reminders.


Can’t find what you’re looking for in the Library?

SLSP Courier
Swisscovery users can borrow books from all libraries taking part in the SLSP Courier and order them to be delivered to the desired pickup library for only 6 CHF. See the list of partner libraries (no mail service from Geneva to Geneva except the HES).

Interlibrary loans
For users
Interlibrary loan offers the possibility of having a document from Switzerland, Europe or elsewhere in the world be delivered to the Library from 12 CHF.

For Swiss and foreign libraries
Swiss and foreign libraries can borrow documents and obtain copies from the Bibliothèque de Genève at the following address: illgep[at]ville-ge[dot]ch

Consult lending rules for prices of these services. These are only accessible to Swiss residents, students, employees of member institutions or integrated into the SLSP network.


On-site consultation

It is possible to consult documents on-site, without borrowing them. Certain documents are excluded from home loan.
Do not hesitate to contact the librarians for more information.


Bibliothèque de Genève
Promenade des Bastions 1
1205 Genève

La Musicale
Maison des arts du Grütli, Rue du Général-Dufour 16
1204 Genève

Musée Voltaire
Rue des Délices 25
1203 Genève

Bastions
Service d’aide à la recherche
022 418 28 60
info.bge(at)ville-ge.ch


Service du prêt
022 418 28 16

La Musicale
022 418 35 80
bmus(at)ville-ge.ch

Musée Voltaire
022 418 95 60
institut.voltaire(at)ville-ge.ch