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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 



From 7pm on Thursday 9th April, 
to 8am on Tuesday 14th April

Ascension day: From 5pm on Wednesfay 20th May to 8am on Monday 25th May.  

Pentecost: Monday 1st June

National day
: Saturday 1st August 

from Wednesday 23rd December, 7pm 
to Monday 28 December, 8am

New Years
from Wednesday 30th December, 7pm 
to Monday 4th January. 8am


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.” 

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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