SICL Library

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

  • Member of the Swiss Law Libraries
  • since 2010, the management of the Federal Office of Justice’s library collection in Bern has been taken over by SICL
  • Member of the Swiss Library Service Plateform Swisscovery

SICL Library Rules


Reception Desk : +41 21 692 49 11
Welcome Center : +41 21 692 49 05
Reference service and Interlibrary loan :

Library opening hours :   Monday to Friday   8:00 - 19:00   /   Saturday   10:00 - 17:00
Reference service :   Monday to Friday   09:00 - 12:00   /   14:00 - 17:00