Libraries & Book Exchanges

United Nations Library
Open to United Nations staff, graduate students and independent researchers; external users cannot borrow library materials. Open Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30 at 8, ave de la Paix, 1209 Petit Saconnex.
Bibliotheque Publique Universitaire
Library open to all public. Selection of books in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and other languages. Opening hours for borrowing books, 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00. At Promenade des Bastions, 1204 Geneva.
The Reading Society
With over 300,000 books, including a selection of books and magazines in English. They also organise conferences and lunch debates. At 11, GrandRue 1204 Geneva.
Library in English
THE English-language lending library in Geneva with a fantastic collection of books for all the family; latest best-sellers from US and UK added continuously. Wonderful range of childrens books and a weekly Story Hour. Twice-yearly book sales.
Bibliotheque Interculturelle de la Croix Rouge
Library created by the Red Cross for foreign residents. Over 23,000 books in 170 different languages. Open Monday to Friday, 13:00-18:00, Saturdays 09:00-12:00. At 50, rue de Carouge, 1205 Geneva.
Les Recyclables
Cafe and second-hand bookshop with a selection of books in English. It is possible to recycle old books here. Open 09:00-18:30 every day except Sunday at 53, rue de Carouge, 1205 Geneva.
Geneva Writers Group
Non profit association bringing together over 100 English-language writers from 26 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English.
Editions Loisirs et Pédagogie
A publishing house editing educational books. Online book store also available. At En Budron B4a, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne.
Letu Bernard Galerie SA
Bookstore with a selection of English-language books. Open from Monday to Friday 11:30 to 18:30 and Saturdays from 11:00 to 17:00. Closed on Sundays. At 2 rue Calvin, 1204 Geneva.
Librairie Birmann
Online library with a range of books and ebooks. At 7 rue des Arts, 74200 Thonon les Bains.
Moussard Gyslaine
Library with used textbooks, secondhand, antiquarian, rare and outofprint books available. At 8 rue des Rainettes, 74240 Gaillard.
Bibliotheque de la Cite
Swiss library with an English section, childrens section in many languages, including English and a quiet area to sit and read. At 5 Place des Trois-Perdrix, 1204 Geneva.
Bibliotheque Municipale Jeunesse
Public library for children. Open weekdays 14:00 to 18:00, Wednesday 13:00 to 18:00, Saturday 11:00 to 16:00. Open during school holidays. At 2a Avenue dEchallens, 1004 Lausanne.
Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne (BCUL)
Public library. At 6 Place de la Riponne, 1014 Lausanne 17.
Bibliotheque Municipale Centrale
Municpal library. Open Monday to Friday 12:00 to 19:30, Wednesday from 10:00, Saturday 11:00 to 16:00. An English book section also availeble. Free membership. At 11 Place Chauderon, 1003 Lausanne.

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