Document supply service (ILL)

For libraries: order of documents from the UNIGE Library

We are happy to provide documents (physical books, theses, copies of articles or chapters) from the collections of the UNIGE Library on interlibrary loan to Swiss or foreign libraries.


  • Have an institutional account by SLSP (please fill out the registration form and notify us for account validation).
  • Sign in on swisscovery UNIGE via "without SWITCH edu-ID". When you log in for the first time, you must reset your account password using the link "Reset password".

Order a book, a thesis

  1. Search the document in swisscovery UNIGE.
  2. Send an email with:
    • - the full reference of the document needed*
    • - if necessary, the volume(s) needed
    • - that you accept our fees (see below)
    • - your full shipping address
  3. to the library which follows the text « Available at » according the list below:

*Tip: once the document is found in swisscovery UNIGE, click on the "email" icon to send yourself the reference of the selected document by email; you can then forward this email to us and complete it with the requested information.

Order an article, a chapter

  1. Go to swisscovery and log in with your swisscovery account.
  2. Search for the needed document in the catalog.
  3. In the list of results, click on the desired title to access the details of the reference.
  4. In this new window, in the section "Pick up on site", click on the button "Digitization" or "General Digitization".
  5. Fill in as much information as possible about the desired article or chapter (title, author, page numbers).
  6. Click on the button "Send request".
  7. The scanned documents are delivered by email to the address indicated in the swisscovery account.


Book or thesis
Article or chapter
SLSP Library, via the Courier service 8 CHF 5 CHF**
Swiss Library 12 CHF
Library from Europa 2 IFLA (24 CHF) 1 IFLA (12 CHF)**
Library from United Kingdom and other countries 3 IFLA (36 CHF)

** max. 50 pages

Loan term and renewals

The standard loan term is 28 days. In most cases, the documents are automatically renewed 5 times their initial loan term if they are not requested by another person.