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Loan

How to use the Library loan service at the Graduate Institute

Monographs and Brochures

  • standard loan: 28 days    
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)

Masters and Other Diplomas

  • standard loan: 28 days
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • paper edition available till 2011
  • location "magasin libre-accès" (compactus), level 1
  • starting 2013, the Institutional Repository allows online consultation with Graduate Institute login and password only

Class Readings and Course Handouts

  • no loan
  • marked with a red dot
  • special location: "séminaires" (map)

If a second copy is available in the collection:

  • standard loan
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • location: "libre-accès" (reading room)

Journals

  • call number P x/xx (i.e. Journal of Common Market Studies: P 3/46)
  • location:  "magasin libre-accès" (compactus), level 1
  • no loan
  • e-journals if available
  • authorised copying and scanning

Theses

  • short loan: 7 days
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • location: "magasin libre-accès" (compactus), level 1
  • theses from the 80s until present: if a second copy is available among the collection
    • standard loan
    • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • starting 2013, the Institutional Repository allows online consultation with Graduate Institute login and password only

Reference Materials

  • short loan: 7 days
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • marked "consultatif"

If several copies are available in the collection:

  • an item is marked "prêt exclu": no loan
  • other items are marked "consultatif": short loan, 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, precious or old books: no loan

Films

DVDs

  • short loan: 7 days
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • location: "libre-accès" (reading room)

Board Games

The Graduate Institute Library offers a board games collection:
  • only available to the Graduate Institute community
  • loan: 7 days
  • 5 automatic renewals (if the document is not reserved by an other user)
  • special location: "Loan Desk"

Strategy games (available at the loan desk)

Classic games are also available in the Davis lounge

  • Cards
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Go