Webster University Geneva Library houses approximately 29,000 items selected to support the courses and research of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The library has a variety of study areas where students can work and research in calm, comfortable spaces. With assistance from professional and support staff, students can access collections comprising reference, periodical, media, and general materials.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Library has followed local and University regulations, closing and working online when required. The Library partially reopened after June 8 and has been diligent about adjusting seating and study areas to support recommended distances.  

From the start of Fall 1, 2021 Masks are required in all indoor spaces, including the Library. An automatic hand sanitizer is at the entrance and the Library spaces are cleaned often.  Depending upon the pandemic situation these rules may change. So please refer to the Covid-19 information line when you open the webster.ch web page. We are very pleased to see you in person again and will do our best to assist you safely in person or online!

To search our collections, go to our Library Catalog.

The Online Library  gives access to approximately 140 research databases including over 40,000 academic journals, over 50,000 e-books, streaming educational videos and numerous academic guides to help with database use, citations, and research.  Sign into databases using your name and Webster ID. Explore on your own or visit the library for assistance. 

Contact Library staff using the links below and remember to use Webster's extensive online Library materials atlibrary.webster.edu

 

Opening Hours for Spring 1, 2021 

Monday – Thursday:  8:30 – 20:30  

Friday: 8:30 – 16:30 

Saturday: 12 – 16h 

If we are able to, we will have extended Library hours in exam week 8.  

The Library reopens on August 23, 2021 to students, faculty and staff according to Swiss rules allowing this - due to the ongoing Covid19 epidemic. We close during break weeks and holidays. 

Masks are required while in the Library and when possible keep safe distancing.    

For in-person or online meetings make an appointment with Librarian, Sharon Hitchcock (hitchcock@webster.ch.) 

New Rules in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • As of Fall 1 2021 term, you must wear a mask inside the library.  
  • We request you continue to keep safe distancing when possible. 
  • To avoid extra contact, search our Library catalog: https://www.webster.ch/library/. Make note of the title and call number of an item you would like to use and request it at the Library desk or by phone or email and we will notify you when we have it for you.

Loans 

A Webster identity card is your ID to check out Library materials. Update your ID with a current term sticker - you can get an updated sticker from the registrar or reception. 

General collection: 

  • 5 books per student for a 14-day loan, renewable during the term. 
  • 1 Multimedia item for a 7-day loan. 

Reserve collection: 

  • Books: 3-hour loan. 
  • Multimedia: 1-day loan. 

Fines: 

  • Regular items that are late will incur a fine of .50 chf per day up to a maximum of 10 chf. 
  • Reserve items are for all students in a class. If they are late they have a fine of 5chf per hour up to a maximum of 50 chf. 
  • NOTE: renew items by phone, by email or by stopping in at the Library! 

The Library at Webster University Geneva is dedicated to supporting the teaching, research, and intellectual pursuits of faculty, students, and staff of the Geneva campus.  The library is committed to acquiring, organizing and preserving information and to promoting information literacy standards.

 

Contact Us

Sharon Hitchcock

Sharon Hitchcock
Librarian
+41 22 959 8055
hitchcock@webster.ch

 

Ngonidzashe Hove

Ngonidzashe Hove
Library Assistant
+41 22 959 8056
hove@webster.ch