Welcome to the Library in English

The Library and the Book Sale will be closed on Wednesday 16 June due to the Security measures for the Biden-Putin Summit.

The Book Sale will be from 10 to 20 June 2021.

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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

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Our address is 3 rue de Monthoux, 1201 Geneva. We are located in the Emmanuel Church building, but are not a religious organisation.
library entrance

Getting to the Library by public transport

The nearest bus stop is 'Monthoux' which is served by the 1 and 25 buses. Or take the Mouette to 'Pâquis'. For details on public transport routes we suggest using the TPG Trip Planner.

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).

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:30 – 16:00
Wednesday 12:30 – 16:00
Thursday 12:30 – 16:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 12:30 – 16:00
Sunday 11:30 – 13:00