Ten Years.
Four Research Institutes.
One Library.

A milestone year has arrived! It’s the year we celebrate our 10-year anniversary. 10 years since the libraries of the four Swiss federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL merged. 10 years of commitment to «excellent services for excellent research». 10 years Lib4RI.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Lib4RI users, the Lib4RI steering committee and the board of directors of the four research institutes for their continued support over the past decade. Over the course of this year, we would like to celebrate what we have achieved with all of you.

On this page you’ll find information on all our anniversary events. More to come!


SOLA Relay


8 May 2021

Lib4RI will participate as a team in this year's SOLA-relay.

We’re now officially recruiting runners for this year’s Lib4Run SOLA-relay team. While a professional background in athletics certainly is desirable, it is by no means a requirement. Anyone can join!

The SOLA-relay is the largest university sports event in Switzerland. It is a cross-country running race organised by ASVZ. Some 900 teams participate every year. This year’s race takes place on 8 Mai 2021 from 7:30 to 18:15. The total distance of 114.18 km and ascent of 2655 m is divided into 14 legs. Section distances range from 3.71 km to 14.09 km and ascents from 45 m to 415 m. Take a look at the routes and profiles for details.

Up for the challenge? Contact us by 29 January 2021 to join the team (registration with ASVZ opens on 1 February 2021).

Joint training sessions (if possible) will be posted here at a later date. We're excited for the race already!


Lib4RI Anniversary Events


16 September 2021

Events will take place at all library sites in Villigen, Birmensdorf and Dübendorf. The programme will be announced here shortly. Please save the date.