Each person in a membership may borrow six books in total at a time. Single Members may take two Non-Renewable books, 2-Person Families three, and Full Families four. Members under 16 years are not permitted to borrow Non-Renewable books. ('Non-Renewable' books are those recently added to the Library and so which we expect to be in demand.)
Books are loaned for four weeks. 'Non-Renewable' books, travel guides and books which have been reserved by another member cannot be renewed. All other books can be renewed for up to two further four-week periods. Renewals run from the date the book is renewed. Books can be renewed in person in the Library or by telephone (+41 (0)22 732 8097) during the Library's opening hours preferably before the date they are due.
Library books which are currently on loan can be reserved free of charge; you will be notified as soon as they are available. Please request this service at the desk.
See the Rules and Regulations for more details.
Types of Membership
|Type||Description||Duration||Cost (CHF)||Over 62s*|
|Family (1)||Parents with dependant children and au pair||1 year||175||140|
|Family (2)||Two family members||1 year||135||115|
|Single Member||Card holder only, not transferable||1 year||115||100|
|Student||Children, full-time students up to 25 and interns†||1 year||80|
|One Month||One month membership (a refundable deposit of CHF 50 must be paid)||1 month||50|
* In a family membership, the “over 62” discount applies when any member attains 62 years. †Student memberships are available for children and full-time students up to and including age 25. Secondary and university students should present a valid student card. Members for the Geneva Interns Association who show a current armband can also benefit from this price.