Using our services

Work remotely

A wider range of digital resources

  • To access our collections of e-books, journals, newspapers and magazines, articles, databases, videos, films, music, etc. you need to use swisscovery. Remote access to these resources is possible via several options:  VPN software (to be installed) or the OpenAthens solution (ISIs/HUG login).. You can also access these resources by document type or by discipline.
  • To find free or Open Access digital resources, use the tips here.
  • The UNIGE community can remotely access the electronic resources of the City of Geneva. To make the request, you need to register on SWITCH-edu ID, have a reader account on SLSP and validate the following form:

More research assistance

  • For all general questions, use this form
  • For bibliographical questions, contact the "Aide à la recherche" team. This service is also available by appointment via Zoom, telephone, email or institutional chat (CISCO Jabber)

Easy access to print materials

  • With document ordering service allows yout to order printed or digital documents from another library, either directly from the document notice found in swisscovery, or via the usual ILL (interlibrary loan) service, the terms and conditions of which remain unchanged. The  remains free for all documents collected on site in one of our spaces.
  • The scan on demand service which allows you to obtain copies of articles or partial copies of other documents available in certain collections of the UNIGE Library, is now accessible from swisscovery.

Training sessions adapted

Training sessions adapted for distance learning are available, registration on our help and training web site section:

  • Rendez-vous de l’info scientifique, now offered on site and in the form of webinars
  • The e-learning platform InfoTrack, available in French and English, offers courses in the form of short and entertaining videos. This distance-learning tool provides useful guidance for writing academic papers (selecting and researching your topic, writing your bibliography, advice for avoiding plagiarism, etc.)

Continued support for publishing Open Access

Specialist librarians are providing remote support regarding the dissemination and preservation of Open Access research:

Flyer Open Access (.pdf)

Ongoing support for data management

Support for managing research data is provided remotely by a designated team of librarians:

  • Contact our team to have us re-read your Data Management Plan (DMP) before you submit it to the SNSF
  • Information and advice about tools for preserving and archiving your research data are available online

Flyer Data Managment (.pdf)