Public libraries

Geneva’s public libraries (visit their website in French or download the leaflet in English) offer many services: books in various languages, international press, multimedia ressources, but also activities for children, cultural activities, or simply a calm place to study or relax.

These services are almost always free,  and are available to everyone (with or without a residency permit). The program of activities offered by the public library network is available at CCSI and on their website under the category agenda. Most neighbourhoods have a public library, find out where the nearest one is for you (list of addresses and opening hours here).

Good to know:

  • Any person residing in Geneva can register at the public library and access books and services.
  • You just need to go to the desk at one of the libraries and show your ID or passport.
  • You can borrow books for free.