A network of 500 Swiss libraries
Swisscovery Ville de Genève, created in December 2020, is the catalog of scientific and heritage libraries. Open to the entire populationthis online site allows you to borrow millions of documents distributed in nearly 500 libraries in Switzerland.
Particularly useful to university students due to the scientific nature of the network’s libraries, this service is not exclusively reserved for them: it offers collections accessible to the general public including all Geneva publications (or written by Geneva authors).
“Swisscovery City of Geneva illustrates the importance of work to digitize the collections and funds of our cultural and scientific institutions. It is also a space for democratization and sharing, with as many people as possible, culture, our data, our history” notes Sami Kanaan, administrative advisor in charge of the Department of Culture and Digital Transition.
Digital services and tools
Another strong point of the catalog: access to digital tools usually paid for which are offered by the City of Geneva. For example, Pressreader and Europresse allow you to consult the local and world press free of charge at home.
Other paid services complete the swisscovery offering: shuttle system between certain librariesthe possibility of bringing a book from a Swiss library or even requesting the digitization of a document.
Scientific and heritage libraries of the network
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