Lib4RI is a scientific library providing all affiliates of the four research institutes with literature and technical information, both electronic and printed, for research, teaching and consulting.


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    Lib4RI – Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH Domain: Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL

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    Lib4RI – Library of Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL
    Überlandstrasse 133
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