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.


Check other news related to the move of the library:

Opening of the 3 lab work rooms
The 3 lab work rooms on the ground floor of the Library (level -0) are now open and available every day until Monday, January 6th, 2020. Some finishing work may…

Lab room 2 available from Monday, December 2nd
The lab work rooms on the ground floor of the Library (level -0) will soon be available as study space. Lab room number 2 will already open on Monday, December 2 at 8am. Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, from 3pm The…

The Library has moved!
Find us at Falaises 2, next to the M2 “CHUV” stop.

Library in the CHUV main building open until Sunday, November 17
The library will remain open at the BH (CHUV) until Sunday November 17th, 2019. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the new library on Monday November 18th, but pending the validation of the security services before we will be able to open…

Opening delayed until Monday November 18th, 2019
As the final fire alarm tests have not yet been validated by the security services, we are forced to postpone to November 18th the opening of the new building of the Library. Monday, November 11: The library in the main CHUV building (BH)…

Information session on new premises and services
An information session this Thursday 7 November from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. at the Alexandre Yersin Auditorium will allow you to discover the new university library of medicine.

Collections unavailable during the move
Due to the move of the Library, the BiUM’s “physical” collections will be unavailable between Tuesday 5 november and Sunday 10 november INCLUDED.

Opening of the new library of medicine: 11.11.2019
As of Monday 11 November 2019, the university library of medicine will welcome you at the Chemin des Falaises 2, opposite to the northern exit of the metro station.

Partial opening of the library
In order to prepare for its upcoming move, the university library of medicine will be partially open from Thursday 31 October to Sunday 10 November. Complete reopening is scheduled for Monday 11 November at Chemin des Falaises 2.

The opening of the library is delayed
The opening of the new University library of medicine will be postponed to November 2019, due to delays in the electrical installations on site.

Books relocation at the Library
In order to prepare for our future move, as of Wednesday 3 July, the librarians will start moving books within the BiUM. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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Ask your questions about the future library and its services
On the occasion of its future move, the Library presents its new premises and services on Tuesday 25 June from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

New printing systems for our new library
The printing cards as you know them today will soon be a thing of the past. We take the move as an opportunity to upgrade our equipment to match the…

Discover the library… from 1983!
While the Library is packing for its future move to a new building, we invite you to travel back to its origins in the current building through this 1983 video…

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On our way to the “Chemin des Falaises”
In November 2019, the university library of medicine (BiUM) will settle at the top of the Bugnon street, in a new building overlooking the “Place des Falaises”.

Your new library spaces
Explore the different zones planned for the new building of your library, expected in 2019

Bibliothèque Falaise 2, 2ème et 3ème étages
New library: work in progress
The new library is taking shape on the other side of the street. Here is a status update about the project.