The Salle Bonivard has some 30 places for individual study and work. WiFi provides access to the Internet.
The reference works on hand can only be consulted in the reading room and cover a range of fields, including philosophy, the sciences, religion, geography, and history.
The room takes its name from the Genevan humanist, historian and pamphleteer François Bonivard (1493-1570), who authored the Chroniques de Genève, the first written history of the city.
On Saturday mornings, readers wishing to consult books shelved in the Salle Bonivard should see the Salle Eugénie Droz superintendents from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. They will make sure the requested works are brought to the reading room.