The current health situation requires us to limit the number of library users to 30 per day.
The opening hours of the library are 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays.
It is possible that these hours cannot be maintained in the case of sickness absence or quarantine of our staff.
Should you wish to come to the institute, please register the days of the week that you will be present, your email address and your telephone number. If there are places available on Doodle, your registration will be automatically validated. Please notify us in case of any changes.
We thank you in advance for following this procedure and ask you to register only those days on which you will be present: please do not block a time slot which could be used by someone else!
Please note : the wearing of a mask is compulsory at all times. Clean your hands regularly and keep your distance from others.
Thank you for your understanding and your vigilance. Take care!
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 : +41 (0)21 692 49 11
Welcome Center : +41 (0)21 692 49 38
Reference service : +41 (0)21 692 49 23 / email@example.com
Interlibrary loan : +41(0)21 692 49 13 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Library opening hours : Monday to Friday 8:00 - 17:00 / Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Reference service : Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00