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Interlibrary Loan

How to use the interlibrary loan service at the Graduate Institute

If the Document is in the RERO Catalogue

If you cannot find the document you are looking for in the Explore Geneva catalogue, you can search for it in the Explore Union catalogue, covering all Western Switzerland.

Type the title of the document, make sure that it is the document you are looking for, and that it is not in Geneva.

Click on the button

Enter your patron ID and your password

Select your library in the drop-down menu

Check the box to confirm that you accept the interlibrary loan conditions, and click on "Send"


  • 8-10 days if the book is in Western Switzerland (RERO catalogue)
  • The delay varies if the book comes from German-speaking Switzerland or from abroad.

Your default password, if you never changed it, is the last six digits of your patron number.

Loans of books borrowed from a RERO library can be renewed directly online by the patron.

  • Go to the login page of the RERO catalogue (green button on the top right)
  • Enter your patron ID and your password
  • Open "My account"
  • Tick the loans to renew and press the red button