Opening Hours

Is the Library open today?

Monday to Friday, 8am-10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9am-7pm

Due to the Covid situation:

  • The Library is open for the Graduate Institute community only (students, staff, and researchers). The Graduate Institute student/staff card is required to enter the building
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times in the Library, including at study seats and in the bubbles.
  • External users are able to return books at the Institute's reception (please use the intercom): 11am to 4:30pm

Public Holidays


  • Friday 1 January (New Year’s Day)

  • Friday 2 April and Monday 5 April (Easter Friday/Monday)

  • Saturday 1 May (Labour Day)
    Graduate Institute community only

  • Thursday 13 May (Ascension)
    Graduate Institute community only

  • Monday 24 May (Pentecost or Whit Monday)
    Graduate Institute community only

  • Sunday 1 August (Swiss National Day)

  • Thursday 9 September (Jeûne Genevois)

  • Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day)

  • Friday 31 December (Restoration of the Geneva Republic)

Find us

The Library is located in the Maison de la paix:

Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Access by public transportation: