Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire – Lausanne, site Riponne
6, Place de la Riponne – CP
CH -1014 Lausanne

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Access by public transport

Metro M2, Riponne – M. Béjart stop
, Bus 1 and 2, rue Neuve stop, 
Bus 7 and 8, Riponne stop, 
Bus 16, Pierre Viret stop, 
Bus 60, Tunnel stop, Bus 4, 6 and 9, Bel-Air stop

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Lausanne public transport (tl)

Eco-friendly transport

Access for people with reduced mobility

By car from the motorway

Motorway A1 towards Lausanne-Vennes, then head for the city centre and follow signs to the Riponne car park

Riponne site
CH - 1014
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80 Work places

Self-check machine


Public computers

Multi-function printers

Special services

Other items available to borrow

From a Thymio robot to a calculator and the essential e-readers.

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Charging point

Recharge your computers, phones and tablets


A choice of over 140 titles from the Vaud, national and international press

Language learning

Borrow one of our language courses or use our online service Assimil.

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DVD collection

To borrow or watch on site: ask at the desk for a DVD player

Swiss web archives

Explore the archives of over 800 historically significant websites about Switzerland on site.


A piano is available for you to work on scores or practice your scales.

Comics trip collection

Borrow our mangas and comics trips from the open shelves or request items from the stacks.

Vodeclic – Online training

Over 500 video courses on office software for all levels

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Workshops and visits

Take part in our eLectures, Renouvaud or Scriptorium workshops. Introduce your pupils to the library with a class visit.

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Thematic collections

Explore themed collections selected by your librarians on the open shelves, on our blog and on eLectures.

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The kingdom of chance

Explore the hidden face of the library with a visit to the stacks, which are opened up twice a year.

Collections and heritage

Are you interested in literature, the human sciences, music or the canton of Vaud? Are you looking for information in a print or digital format, a place to read, work, relax, meet people or ask a question?

We offer you access to 2.4 million items available on the open shelves and from the stacks, as well as thousands of digital resources connected with the academic world, but also a wide range of digital novels, essays, dictionaries, press publications, practical works and much more.