On your right, in the catalogue room computer terminals allow patrons to carry out library searches. Regional newspapers and general reviews are also available here for consultation. Currently occupied by the card catalogue, this space is scheduled for a transformation in 2019 to make room for a vast work and reception area.
In the hallway on the left of the reference desk, you will find the circulation desk (Service du prêt), where requests for library items are submitted and requested items are delivered to patrons. Requests can also be made online (see catalogue). Delivery times usually take around 30 minutes. It is also here that new patrons submit their inscription forms to become a member of the library.
On your left and to the right of the hallway, opposite the circulation desk, the Salle Moynier is home to the library’s Periodicals department, where you can freely consult newspapers, journals and specialized reviews. The Moynier offers 12 work places and 4 additional work places for consulting the library’s periodicals.
Here the library provides open access to the year’s issues of some 1150 specialized reviews as well as a selection of current press titles, notably Genevan (Tribune de Genève, Le Temps and Le Courrier). Bound volumes of issues from earlier years are kept in storage and can be called up for consultation.
Besides the library’s print resources, important collections of microfilm and several thousand online periodicals are also available.
Two computer terminals allow patrons to do online searches, while a microfilm reader is available for reading periodicals on that support.