Located on the first floor of the Bastions main library, the Service de référence (Reference desk) can help with searching for library materials (catalogues and databases), consulting sources, or locating search items in Geneva and, through the Interlibrary lending service, elsewhere in Switzerland and the world.
The Bibliothèque offers personalized orientation sessions in the form of visit-and-discover tours of the resources that are available in the library. These visits are organized by request for school classes at the post-compulsory and university level. Accompanied by their teacher, the students will be shown how the Bibliothèque de Genève is organized, the resources that are available to them, and the best way to use library search tools.
An online how-to guide
A "guide to research" for the Genevan library network and an "Explore guide to research" are available at Rero.
You can obtain the information you are looking for without visiting the library, by telephone at +41 22 418 28 60, or by mail: info.bge(at)ville-ge.