Most documents found in the library catalogue CERN Document Server (CDS) are available for loan.
The normal loan period is 1 week or 4 weeks, depending on the documents, and is renewable if nobody else has requested the document.
Please return the material as soon as possible within the loan period by internal mail or by placing it in the red box in the Central Library reading room. Documents which are not part of the CERN Library collection can be obtained by the Interlibrary Loan Service.
As a general rule, Periodicals are not loaned by the library.
Some books and other documents are not in the library and are stored in different depots. Find their location below. To obtain a document stored in one of these depots, please ask us to get it for you at the library desk.
- Symbol: DE1
- Location: 2-S-020
- For books and periodicals held in Depot 1, please contact the Central Library
- Symbol: DE2
- Location: 2-S-014
- For books and periodicals held in Depot 2, please contact the Central Library
- Symbol: DE4
- Location: 500-S-023
- For documents held in Depot 4, please contact the Central Library