The new BiUM library in 2019

The library of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (BiUM) moves on November 18th, 2019 to one of the new buildings of the “Falaises” project. This relocation is part of the architectural transformation and modernization of the infrastructures taking place on the campus.

New library building
© MPH Architectes


Located next to the Nestlé Hospital and the future Children’s Hospital, at Chemin des Falaises 2, the new premises spread on 2000 m2 over three levels crossed by skylights. The modern and ergonomic study area, accessible 7 days a week, offers 400 individual study places, each equipped with connectivity for computers and smartphones.

Advanced technologies are deployed to control access to some areas, and enable groups to book rooms via a mobile app. Beyond the physical improvements made possible in the new building, the Library continues to further develop its online services: the electronic resources under license agreements currently total more than 12’000 scientific journals and 8’000 books, fully accessible on the institutional network and remotely.

Composed of scientists and information professionals, the Library team trains and supervises students, caregivers and researchers in their search for validated and evidence-based information, as well as in the management of their Open Access publications and research data. These high value services are necessary for the use and dissemination of advanced scientific information. All these developments contribute to the institutional strategy of building poles of excellence in the fields of clinical medicine and care, medical training and research.


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