Library’s areas: access and description

The Library’s spaces are primarily intended for the academic community of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and for CHUV employees. Some areas are reserved for CHUV badge holders only.

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Subject to availability, the Library is open to anyone wishing to use its services. Information can be obtained at the reception or by phone.

The rules of access to the areas and all the conditions of use are specified in the library rules (french content).

  • Workspaces
    For hygiene and cleanliness reasons, it is not permitted to eat or drink, with the exception of drinks in closed containers.

    271 Work places on 3 levels.

    Level E2, Marie Feyler area – Silent working area

    • 109 seats
    • Access reserved for CHUV badge holders only
    • Silent area, reserved for study. Users must limit noise as much as possible.
    • The veranda, equipped with armchairs, allows you to take a break, make discreet phone calls, etc.

    Level E1 – Quiet work area

    • 98 seated workplaces
    • Quiet area, reserved for study. Various services are present on this floor: collections, training room, group work rooms
    • 16 work places distributed in 3 group work rooms available under reservation. Conversations are allowed in these rooms
    • 16 places in the training room, available if the room is not reserved (refer to the calendar on the door). Quiet area

    Level -0 – Multi-purpose workspace

    • 32 seated work places
    • Low-voice exchanges allowed with consideration for neighbouring users

    Outside of class periods, places are available in the lab work rooms.

  • Coffee corner
    Located on the ground floor of the library, this place is equipped with a coffee machine, and allows you to take a short break. It is necessary to maintain a low noise level, compatible with the nearby workplaces, the reception desk and the computer work stations.

    In order to allow everyone to benefit from this place and work in good conditions, the library team invites you to adopt these good practices:

     Taking a break
     Speaking in a moderate voice
     Having a drink
     Making discreet phone calls

    Speaking aloud
    Picnicking, eating a meal
    Sitting on the floor
    Moving the furniture
    Obstructing passage and emergency exits

  • Lab work rooms
    Located on the ground floor of the library, these three rooms, with a total of 120 places, are managed by the School of Medicine. They are available for study in a quiet atmosphere outside of class periods. Availability indicated on the doors.

    For security reasons, it is not allowed to eat or drink.

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