Take the BCUL with you, free of charge, wherever you go!
From books to audio books, newspapers, films, music, language courses, training materials and more: BCUL offers free access to all its digital resources, wherever you are, on all devices. All you need to do is register with the library. Registration is free.
eLectures is a digital lending platform for the general public. It offers over 12,000 e-books and over 400 audio books in French and English, covering everything from literature to detective novels, biographies, history, human and social sciences and much more!
Log in: Access your account using your membership card number and associated password.
Welcome to Fringale, BCUL’s podcast. Fringale because the library is a place full of delights, which responds to our craving (“fringale”) for imagination, emotion and knowledge. The podcast includes original audio content, interviews about our heritage collections and suggestions linked to BCUL events.
6,000 newspapers from 100 countries to download to your computer or read with the Pressreader app (IOS and Android). Pressreader allows you to download magazines and daily newspapers from Switzerland, France and around 100 other countries all over the world. There is something for everyone, from news to decoration, sport, fine food, economics, technology and more.
Log in: Outside BCUL premises, log in using your membership card number and password by clicking “Library or group” and selecting “Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne (BCU).”
Artfilm is a streaming platform that offers access to over 600 Swiss films and documentaries. Now you can revisit well-known films such as “Les faiseurs de suisses” (“The Swissmakers”), “Home” or “Ma vie de courgette” (“My Life as a Zucchini”) but also discover subtitled Swiss German films that are perhaps less familiar. Enjoy the wealth of Swiss cinema at your fingertips.
Log in: Log in via this page with your membership card number and associated password for unlimited access to all platform content.
An online, digital version of the well-known language-learning method. Almost 30 languages are on offer in total, including German, English and Italian, as well as French as a foreign language, Swahili, Swedish and Breton. More information
Log in: This resource requires an Assimil account activation submitted by email and including your reader card name and number.
Medici.tv is a video-on-demand (VOD) platform focusing on classical music and jazz, and featuring concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and masterclasses. It offers over 1,800 programmes and around 100 live events each year. An invaluable database for illustrating music courses or keeping music lovers happy.
Log in: Outside BCUL, UNIL or HEP premises, you will need to log in via this page. The first time you use the platform, click on “Sign in” and then search for “BCU” under “Find your institution”. Then click the “BCU Lausanne” link and log in with your membership card number and associated password for unlimited access to all the site’s content.
Qwest.tv is a VOD platform for jazz music, featuring over 1,300 concerts and documentaries. A fantastic starting point for enjoying and learning more about the world of jazz.
Log in: Outside BCUL, UNIL or HEP premises, click on “Sign in” and then search for “Lausanne” under “Find your institution”. Then click the “University of Lausanne” link and log in with your membership card number and associated password for unlimited access to all the site’s content.