Welcome to the Library in English

The Library in English is closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 measures taken by the Canton. We are not currently accepting donations of Books for the Book Sale.

The Spring Book Sale is postponed until the Summer, we will announce the new date in due course.

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

Tuesday 12:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:30 - 17:00
Thursday 12:30 - 17:00
Friday 12:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:30 - 13:00