Lib4RI Update #22: Swisscovery – All Scientific Media in Switzerland at Your Fingertips


Search and browse all scientific media, access all online content licensed by Lib4RI, and loan print media from all over Switzerland in a single portal: swisscovery. The new nationwide library system operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) has replaced the NEBIS lending network.

Lib4RI has teamed up with more than 470 Swiss academic libraries to form the new SLSP network. Swisscovery boasts over 30 million media. Take advantage of its wide-ranging courier service and borrow your next book from any other SLSP library in no time. All Lib4RI electronic and print media previously in NEBIS are now available through swisscovery and our very own Lib4RI catalogue.


To access Lib4RI electronic resources, you don’t need to register – you just need to be connected to an Eawag, Empa, PSI or WSL network. To borrow physical media, a short registration with SLSP is needed. It’s simple! All you need a SWITCH edu-ID:

Already have a SWITCH edu-ID? Great! Go directly to the SLSP platform and register.
Don’t have a SWITCH edu-ID yet? No problem at all! Go to the SWITCH platform and easily create one using your institutional SWITCH AAI.

By the way, your NEBIS card remains valid and is now usable in all SLSP libraries. Of course, you can get a new card at the library counter anytime.


Your NEBIS account has not been migrated to swisscovery. Sign in to your NEBIS account to check your current loans. You can extend them one last time by the end of this year. After that, you must return your media. Loans from Lib4RI holdings can be transferred into your new library account upon request.

More Info

We hope you enjoy swisscovery. Have fun browsing and please bear with us if things don’t go quite so smoothly at first. For more information, please visit our swisscovery info page. Please do get in touch should you have any questions.

Read the entire Lib4RI Update #22.

See also: Lib4RI-Update archive