Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire
Lausanne, site Unithèque
CH – 1015 Lausanne-Dorigny

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Access by public transport

From Lausanne railway station
Metro M2 towards Croisettes, Lausanne-Flon stop
Metro M1 towards Renens CFF, UNIL-Chamberonne or UNIL-Mouline stops
5 min on foot towards the Quartier Centre

From the lake shore
Metro M2 towards Ouchy-Olympique
Bus 24 towards Bourdonnette Sports UNIL-EPFL stop
10 min on foot towards the Quartier Centre

From Renens railway station
Metro M1 towards Lausanne-Flon, UNIL-Mouline or UNIL-Chamberonne stops
5 min on foot towards the Quartier Centre
Bus 31, towards Venoge sud, UNIL-Mouline stop,
then 5 min on foot towards the Quartier Centre

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Eco-friendly transport

By bike
Around 15 min from Ouchy along the lake
Cycle parking nearby
12 Publibike stations

Access for people with reduced mobility

Access is via a lift from the restaurant to the library or an external walkway along the building from the great oak.

During the evening and at weekends, use the walkway. Lift available on request by calling +41 21 692 48 64

By car from the motorway

Motorway A1 towards Lausanne-Sud, UNIL-EPFL exit. At the roundabout, turn right and then left at the next junction.

Paid parking spaces for a limited time are available in front of the Extranef building. Other visitor parking areas (with parking meters) are available on campus 

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Unithèque site
CH - 1015
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Public computers

Multi-function printers

700 Work spaces


Self-check machine

Special services

Deposit of UNIL theses

Are you a PhD student at UNIL? You must deposit a copy of your thesis with the Unithèque site to be awarded your doctorate.

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The main Swiss daily newspapers, a selection of international newspapers and a range of weekly publications.

Reading room

Explore our rare and precious works, manuscript collections, publications prior to 1850 and dissertations submitted to UNIL.

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Loan of DVD players

10 portable DVD player/recorders, including one suitable for Blu-ray

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A space dedicated to the 7th art, where you can work alone or in a group, view films and explore new releases.

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Video viewing rooms

We have two rooms with four places and two for a maximum of 20 people where you can view films on site.

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Audiovisual archives

A dedicated computer workstation where you can listen to materials from the RTS, RTSI and the Swiss National Sound Archives.

Access to online resources

Numerous digital resources (journals, ebooks and databases) available to access free of charge from the public computers.

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Collections and heritage

On the Unithèque site, find the documentary resources you need to support your university studies. Our collections specialise in the human and social sciences, and have been created under the responsibility of a team of academic librarians.

We also look after collections of rare books relating to our history and heritage. These can be made available to you in a dedicated reading room by the Manuscripts Department and Rare Books Collections. We have also recently created a section dedicated to important illustrated works.