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How to reach us

Library opening hours
From Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Services and library informations 
From Monday to Friday:
9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm 

Legal secretaries
From Monday to Friday:
9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm 


Extraordinary closures


Friday 29 March 2024
Saturday 30 March 2024 
Monday 1st April 2023 

Ascension day: Thursday 9 May 2024

Pentecost: Monday 20 May 2023

National day
: Thursday 1 August 2023

Inventory: From Monday 2 September until Friday 6 September 2023

Christmas :
Tuesday 24 December 2024
Wednesday 25 December 2024
Thursday 26 December 2024

New Year 
Tuesday 31 December 2024
Wednesday 1 January 2025
Thursday 2 January 2025

The Institute is located on the campus of the University of Lausanne in Dorigny, 6 kilometeres from the centre Lausanne.

The building is situated just off the route cantonale just behind the Synathlon building and between the Internef building and the Unicentre building.

By air: The closest airport is Geneva-Cointrin (approx. 60 km away) from, which one can travel to Lausanne’s main railway station by train.

By train: Exit Lausanne’s main railway station (CFF), cross “Place de la Gare” and locate the metro station. Take the metro m2 one stop to the station “Lausanne-Flon.” At the Lausanne-Flon metro station, transfer to the Metro m1. Take the Metro m1 to the station “UNIL-Chamberonne” (6th stop) and follow the sign which indicates “Institut Suisse de droit comparé.” 

TL's bus route no.1 now passes close by the institute. You can take the bus to Lausanne Gare (in the direction of Ecublens VD, EPFL/Colladon) and get off at the stop "Ecublens VD, allée de Dorigny

By car: From the A1 or A12/A9 motorways, follow signs for Lausanne-Sud, then take the exit Université-EPFL. Take the first exit at the roundabout (route de la Chamberonne). The car park (pay & display) of the Swiss Institute of Comparative law is to the left. Follow the signs for “Institut suisse de droit compare”.

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law 
CH-1015 Lausanne 

GPS coordinates: 46.52117 / 6.583

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