January 13 update: the Library remains open.
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To ensure the safety of volunteers and members we request that you follow the social distancing guidelines. Please note the additional changes below:
- Library access will be limited to 6 members at a time, we therefore request that the time spent in the Library be kept to a minimum.
- Building access is back to the normal entrance on Rue de Monthoux.
- Everyone entering the building is to use hand-sanitizer, which the Library will provide. Face masks are required for all over 12s (please bring your own).
- No new fines are being recorded for the moment, fines already registered remain due. Please bring books back for the due date if possible.
We are not currently accepting donations of books except for children's books.
The Library in English is an English-language library a short walk from the station, close by the lake. Every week, we add to our collection of more than 10'000 books. We welcome all who want to read in English and offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. The Library is wheelchair accessible.
Find out more about the benefits and price of memberships.
The Library also hosts twice-yearly second-hand book sales.
How to find us
Our address is 3 rue de Monthoux, 1201 Geneva. We are located in the Emmanuel Church building, but are not a religious organisation.
Getting to the Library by public transport
Getting to the Library by car
The nearest car park for the Library is the Kempinski & Plantamour car park located under the Hotel Kempinski (which is just across the street from the Library). Note the entry for the parking is in the rue de la Cloche (not the rue de Monthoux).
|Tuesday||12:30 - 16:00|
|Wednesday||12:30 - 16:00|
|Thursday||12:30 - 16:00|
|Saturday||12:30 - 16:00|
|Sunday||11:30 - 13:00|