Loan desk

Loan desk

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BORROWING

 

  • Online catalogue
  • Open shelf access
  • Borrow books during Société de Lecture opening hours
  • Limit of 8 books per person at one time
  • Loan period: 15 days (new books) or 1 month (general collection).
  • Extensions can be requested by email at bibliotheque@societe-de-lecture.ch or by phone : 022 310 67 46
  • Reserve books: at the loan desk, by email, by phone or through the online catalogue
  • Books sent by post on request (at the member’s expense)
Connecting readers with the library:

the Reading Committee

 

The Société de Lecture is exceptional in many ways, including how it selects new books – a responsibility that, for many decades, has been entrusted to a Reading Committee of 12 to 15 members of the Société. Each committee member reads three to five books per month, and writes short critical reviews of each one, before collectively deciding which ones to purchase for the library. Around 30 of these reviews are published in each issue of our monthly magazine, Plume au Vent. This group of dedicated volunteers find time in their busy schedules to perform this demanding task, with equal parts enthusiasm and modesty.

Reading Committee members:

Hélène Leibkutsch (président), Christian Buenzod, Bruno Desgardins, Pascale Dhombres, Jacques-Simon Eggly, Catherine Fauchier-Magnan, Fadiah Haller-Assaad, Tatiana Hervieu-Causse, Sharon Mordasini, Soussan Raadi-Djalili, Petr Shmatenko, David Spurr, Dominique Thouvenin

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