Located at the Rolex Learning Center, the EPFL Library offers advanced tailored services to EPFL members (students, researchers, teachers). As a public library, collections are available for everyone interested.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Updated on 2020.05.06 at 9AM

EPFL Library and the Rolex Learning Center are closed to the public until further notice.

Document loan for EPFL members
•  Free mailing of collection documents: each EPFL member can request the delivery of 3 documents (only from the Library collection, no inter-library loan) free of charge at home (only in Switzerland). This service is available for a maximum of 3 books per reader during the confinement period.
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•  Free mailing of printed standards: each EPFL member can ask for on-demand printed standards to be delivered free at home.
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•  Digitized articles and book chapters sent by email: the digitization of printed journal articles belonging to EPFL Library collection is possible again, and temporarily available to the entire EPFL community, including students. This service is exceptionally extended to textbooks of the Teaching Collection (references recommended by teachers): EPFL students may request the digitization of book chapters for the Teaching Collection while the Rolex Learning Center is closed.
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Access to the collections
• Access to electronic collections (ebooks, online journals, databases, online press) is available remotely with the EPFL VPN client for EPFL members.
• Publishers made some scholarly content free during this “off campuses” period.
• Access to EPFL scientific publications is available via the institutional archive Infoscience.
• The online EPFL theses supply is maintained via the usual request form.
• Purchase and subscription proposals are possible via the usual request form.
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Modified loan conditions
• Document loans and returns on site are suspended. The duration of all loans is automatically extended for the duration of the closure.
• Fines are suspended.
• Document reservations and orders from other libraries are no longer possible. Withdrawal of reserved documents is postponed until the date of reopening.
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Other services
Training sessions are organized remotely. Use the Book a Librarian platform to make a one-to-one remote appointment with a librarian.
• We are at the disposal of lecturers to provide documentation and course materials for your students.
• All other services are maintained remotely.
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Contact us
Any question? Need some information? Contact the Library team (mon-fri | 9AM-12PM | 2PM-5PM).
[email protected] | 021 693 21 56

Events and training


Citation best practices


With: EPFL Library Teaching Team
Place and room: Online via Zoom
Category: Internal trainings


Up to speed with Zotero (Online Workshop)


With: EPFL Library
Place and room: Online
Category: Internal trainings

Complete agenda of events

Tailored services

I’m a student

Discover the services dedicated to EPFL Bachelor and Master students, UNIL students in Criminal Sciences and high school students.

Une chercheuse aidée par une bibliothécaire de liaison

I’m a researcher

Discover the services dedicated to EPFL PhD students and researchers.

I’m a teacher

Discover the services dedicated to EPFL teachers.

Services for everyone

Book a Librarian

Need help with your documentary research? A question about citation? Do you need personal advice? Make an appointment with a librarian!

Loans, reservations and document delivery (ILL)

How to book, borrow, extend or return a document to EPFL or an other library.


The Library provides you with printed and electronic collections, accessible on site and remotely.


Library offer in your field of study or research


[email protected]

021 693 21 56