The library is temporary closed

Following the official announcement of new measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the EDHEA library will be closed until further notice.

During this period, you can easily:

  • extend the loan periods of the items you have borrowed (through your library account or by sending us an email to
  • borrow books by email and have them sent to your home address.
  • call us on 058 606 88 90 from Monday to Friday (8.30am to 11.30am).

New swisscovery platform

Limited service from 23 October to 7 December 2020

On 7 December 2020, the swisscovery search and service portal will replace current library networks and platforms, including RERO and its search interface RERO Explore. swisscovery will give users of the EDHEA library access to more than 30 million works, series, reviews and other types of documents kept in 475 research libraries from across Switzerland, as well as more than three billion online articles and open-access documents from institutional catalogues.

Starting on 23 October, we will have to stop or limit certain library services temporarily so that we can get ready to migrate our collection data to the new swisscovery platform.
23 October : you will not be able to request books, partial copies, or paper or electronic articles from other libraries.
9 November : no document reservation.
2 December : no extension on loan periods.
3-7 December : no new loans or extensions.

New membership terms for

Your library accounts will not be migrated from RERO to swisscovery. If you wish to access our resources and services after 7 December, you must register on SLSP. You may do this now by following instructions posted on the following webpage: and by following our detailed procedure.
For data protection reasons, please note that you will have to create your own SWITCH edu-ID and authorise the transfer of personal data to register on the new search and service portal swisscovery|HES-SO. You will find more information about these data protection regulations on the SLSP website.

Opening times

Regular opening times
Monday - Thursday: 8h30-12h00 / 12h30-16h30
Friday: 8h30-13h00

Head librarian

Kate Espasandin