EPFL Library provides its users with 860 seated work places in quiet and silent areas. During the revision period (January and June), in order to comply huge affluence, additional work places are temporarily installed in the Library and the Rolex Learning Center. The Forum is open and rooms are also available for students on EPFL campus.

Please store your belongings in the lockers freely available in the basement of the building, at your disposal for daily use. Scooters can be locked outside on dedicated supports.

To know the occupancy rate of the Library in real time, you can download the application Affluences, free and available on smartphone.

With the Back Soon Pass, book your seat and leave your belongings for 45 min. Just pick up a pass (freely available in the Library) and place it on your table. After 45 min, the Library staff or students are allowed to move your belongings to the helpdesk located in the Sciences and Techniques area. If you plan to stay away for more than 45 min, please take your belongings with you and free up the seat. You can also leave your belongings in the lockers located in the basement of the Rolex Learning Center.

The Back Soon Pass only allows you to book your own seat when you leave. Reservation of seats for others is not permitted! Since EPFL Library declines all responsibility in the event of theft or loss of objects, don’t forget to take all your valuables with you.

For group work, you will find ten meeting rooms near the Library: the Bubbles. They are accessible by reservation weekdays from 8AM to 6PM and without reservation outside these hours.

The Library’s printed collections are distributed between the main floor and the basement of the Rolex Learning Center. The maps below will help you for example in identifying the different areas indicated by our BEAST search tool (marked here in blue) when you want to access the document that is of interest to you.

Main floor collections

Basement collections


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