Our team will gladly assist you in your research. The library is open to all. Most of our library stock is on open shelves, but you might need to ask the reception desk to access some documents.


  • Library equipment

    The following equipment is available:

    • 15 PCs equipped with standard software and specialized software for persons with a University of Fribourg account.
    • 1 PC for persons outwith the University of Fribourg.
    • 2 colour scanning photocopiers with access by USB stick or mail; each A4 black and white page costs 0.10 CHF, each A4 colour page 0.20 CHF. A3 pages cost twice as much.
    • 1 paper guillotine

    Persons with a University of Fribourg account can use the library WiFi with their own laptop.

    Lockers are available upon a deposit of 60 CHF - contact the reception desk.

  • Loans

    Use of the library is free of charge. 

    The loan service is open: 

    From Monday to Friday
    8:00 am. To 7:00 pm

    The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    Library card

    The CampusCard of the University of Fribourg also serves as a library card. Persons without a CampusCard who are at least 14 years old and resident in Switzerland can obtain a library card. For this purpose, an identity card must be presented and a designated enrollment form must be completed. Online enrollment is also possible.


    Lending conditions

    Works with a yellow dot cannot be borrowed and are reserved for consultation on site. The loan conditions correspond to those of the BCU.


    Prolongation of the loan period

    The loan period of a document can be extended for up to five times online or at the  lending desk for as long as it has not already been reserved by another client.


    Document return

    Documents that belong to the Dokpe collection must be returned to the Dokpe.

    Exception: when the library is closed for sveral weeks (e.g. in summer) the documents can be returened to the white collection box at the entry.


    Reservation of documents

    Only documents availble for loan can be pre-ordered through the Rero Explore catalogue. Once a loaned and reserved document has been returned, you will be notified by email. The reserved document should now be picked up within 10 days.


    Overdue fines

    The overdue fines correspond to those of the BCU.


    The costs will be billed from the eleventh day after the return deadline of the document (CHF 0.50 per document per day) - regardless of receipt of reminders. 45 days after the return deadline, the library will generate an invoice for the undelivered document. The user will then have to pay the new purchase price of the document, the processing costs and the callback costs incurred (see Lost or damaged document).


    Anyone visiting the library and using its services automatically accepts the terms of use of Dokpe and the BCU.


    Campus Card

    Online registration

  • Information literacy training and guided tours

    Upcoming courses in information literacy:

    All courses

  • Articles PDF delivery

    Members of the university community can request pdf articles when no subscription is available and the article is not open access.
    Allow a waiting time of a few hours to a few weeks... a request may not even succeed

    • if no library has a paper version
    • if the author does not respond to our request
    • if the review is rare and impossible to locate

    Make a request


10Computer workstations
Reading corners
2Multifunction devices
4Meeting rooms
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