A library with an international presence, offering:

  • a personalized welcome (Welcome Center)
  • a team of specialist librarians who are able to work in a multitude of languages and are ready to provide you with research assistance

  • collections of legal works from countries all around the globe
  • a research tool offering allowing you to discover our paper resources and online catalogue

  • modern technical equipment,

  • the possibility of reserving a work space and to work outside of opening hours

  • pleasant natural surroundings, close to Lake Geneva and the Alps.

Accessible to: anyone wishing to carry out research in foreign or international law.

A Library with a national presence, managing all of the law libraries of the Swiss Confederation.

  • Since 2009, the SICL is the local coordinator for federal institutions (Federal Tribunal, Federal Criminal Tribunal, Federal Administrative Tribunal) within RERO.
  • Since 2010, the management of the Federal Office of Justice’s library collection in Bern has been taken over by SICL.


Reception Desk: 021 692 49 11
Welcome Center : 021 692 49 38 
Reference : 021 692 49 23
Interlibrary loan : 021 692 49 13

Library open from Monday to Friday, 8am - 7pm. Saturday : 10am - 5pm 
Enquiries: From Monday to Friday, 8am- 12pm / 2pm - 5pm