Journals, newspapers and magazines

More than 18’000 online scientific journals are accessible from the EPFL computer network (on the campus site or by way of the VPN). In addition, more than 4,000 printed journals, 300 of which are currently on subscription, are also available to the public in the Library.
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Except for the last issue and the current year for architecture titles, the journals and magazines on the Library main floor can be borrowed for a renewable period of 7 days, as well as the mathematics and architecture archives in the basement.

However, the Library offers an on-demand digitization service for EPFL researchers, teachers, PhD students and staff.

Scientific journals

Our research collection includes journals from publishers, such as BioMed Central, Elsevier, JSTOR, Nature, Springer, Taylor & Francis or Wiley. You can search for the electronic journals on BEAST catalog, our online catalogue, or by thematic discipline. Online access is possible on the campus site, and outside by way of the VPN. Scientific journal subscribed by the Library are also accessible through BrowZine app.

The titles available in print are distributed at various locations, according to the discipline :

  • architecture (past 10 years) : first level of the library
  • mathematics, physics, chemistry and materials (current year) : Sciences Techniques Mathématiques (Sciences and Technology) section
  • criminal sciences : basement (compactus C2)

The previous issues, in all disciplines, are freely accessible in the basement (D area).

  • Mathematical journals (PER1 to PER599) are now available on loan for 7 days renewable. References collection, 19th century original volumes and a few special items are excluded from loan as well as the latest issues located in the Sciences et techniques area.
  • Architectural journals (PER5000 to PER5338) located on the main floor (published in the last ten years) and in the basement of the Library can now be borrowed for a renewable period of 7 days. The latest issues published and available on display-racks remain to be consulted on site only. References collection, 19th century original volumes and a few special items are excluded from loan.

For all specific loan requests or further information, please contact [email protected] or ask the desk.

An on-demand digitization articles and book chapters service is offered, directly from the BEAST catalog.

Popular journals

Some thirty multidisciplinary titles are available for the current year in the magazine racks of the Sciences et Société (Science and Society) area. From now one magazines from this area can be borrowed : 7-day renewable loan, except the last issue.

  • 01net
  • Allez savoir ! le magazine de l’Université de Lausanne
  • American Scientist
  • Astronomie (L’) 
  • Bifrost
  • Code magazine
  • Courrier international
  • Diagonale
  • Ecologiste (L’)
  • Efficience 21
  • EPFL Magazine
  • Feuille des avis officiels du canton de Vaud
  • Galaxies
  • Globe
  • Grands dossiers des Sciences humaines
  • Horizons
  • Jeux Vidéo Magazine
  • JV Culture Jeu Vidéo
  • Linux Magazine
  • Linux pratique
  • Monde diplomatique
  • National geographic
  • New scientist
  • Pour la science
  • Recherche (la)
  • Recherche Hors-série
  • Revue durable
  • Science & vie
  • Science & vie Hors-série
  • Sciences & avenir revue
  • Sciences et avenir. Hors-série
  • Sciences humaines
  • Scientific American
  • Sky & telescope
  • Switch
  • Wired

Newspapers and magazines

Use the online kiosk PressReader to access to swiss and international daily press and magazines in electronic format: more than 7,000 titles, 110 countries, 60 languages. This kiosk is available through website or free app.


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