COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on our Library Services


The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is also affecting the services of the library. All Lib4RI libraries are closed until further notice. However, most of our services can be provided digitally and we try to maintain them as good as possible.

Book loans: Books and other media that are due for return don’t have to be returned at the moment. You will not receive any overdue statements. New orders via the NEBIS catalogue are no longer possible until further notice.

We encourage everyone to exploit our electronic resources including some 400’000 e-books and more than 20,000 journals. You can also use our document delivery service, e.g. for articles, books or standards that aren’t online accessible to you. Should you work outside your office don’t forget to activate your institutional VPN service for access to the electronic resources.

Lib4RI’s Spring Training Series 2020, Searching & Managing Scientific Information, had to be cancelled altogether at all three research locations Eawag-Empa, PSI and WSL. We are evaluating digital alternatives.

Should you require assistance please contact Lib4RI’s InfoServices at @email or via phone/Skype (058 765 5700).

We wish you all good health!