Update: Services and Online-Trainings during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Lib4RI’s library services are still being affected by the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All our premises remain closed until further notice and most of our services will continue to be provided electronically.

  • Book loans: All books and other media currently on loan via the NEBIS lending network have been extended until 8 June 2020, so you won’t receive any overdue statements. New loan requests via the NEBIS catalogue aren’t possible yet, but will probably be possible again from 8 June 2020. We’ll keep you updated. Meanwhile, if you need any resources please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also use our document delivery service, e.g. for articles, books or standards that aren’t online accessible to you.
  • Electronic Access: Everyone is encouraged to exploit our electronic resources including some 500’000 e-books and more than 20,000 journals. Should you be working outside your office don’t forget to activate your institutional VPN service for access to the electronic resources.
  • Trainings: As you know, Lib4RI’s Spring Training Series 2020, Searching & Managing Scientific Information, had to be cancelled due to federal regulations. We are all the more pleased that we can offer a miniseries of webinars in June 2020 (via Zoom) covering a few selected topics taken from our cancelled spring training series. Please refer to Lib4RI’s training website for more details and the registration links.
  • Book a Librarian: We visit your group or department (currently via Zoom) to discuss your topics of interest. Please refer to our flyer Book a Librarian for some possible options.

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

We wish you all continued good health!