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How to use the Library loan service at the Graduate Institute

Reading Room

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358 sitting places:

  • study seats with PC plug and light
  • 7 group study rooms
  • newspaper corner
  • DVD corner

Wi-Fi access for Graduate Institute and University of Geneva students.

Self-Service Kiosks

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  • self check out and renewal
  • check in in the boxes only
  • location: Library entrance

The Computer Lab

16 computers equipped with:

  • EViews
  • NVivo
  • Pajek
  • R
  • RStudio
  • Scientific WorkPlace
  • Stata

The "Salon Davis"

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A comfortable lounge in the reading room, which also offers:

  • graphic novels
  • classic board games (chess, checkers, go, cards)
  • art books

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

Lost and Found

  • location: loan desk
  • items kept during 6 months

Food and Drinks

To avoid damage to the Library and its resources, no food is allowed in the reading room. Drinks in bottles and closed cups are accepted.

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Disabled Users

The Library aims to make all resources and services accessible to anyone by anticipating the needs of disabled people in order to develop an inclusive learning environment:

  • a table is reserved for disabled people near the loan desk
  • a PC is equipped for partially sighted readers

However, please be aware that during busy times there may be no available staff to help.

For recurring needs, please Ask a librarian.


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