Borrow and renew
Library physical collections can be searched on the CERN Document Server (CDS) and most of them are available for loan.
Borrow at the Library
If a document is 'on shelf', you can come directly to the Library to borrow it. If the location is in a 'Depot', please ask for it at the Library desk. You can borrow with your CERN card at the Library desk (bldg. 52-1-052, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.).
Borrow from your office
If a physical copy is available, there is a link to 'CERN library copies' on the CERN Document Server (CDS) where you can request the document. Documents requested online are sent by internal mail to your office. Internal delivery takes around 2-3 days.
If your request is urgent and/or if you would like to pick up the book at the Library desk, please send an email to @email and we will prepare it for you to pick up at the Library desk.
Loan period and renewals
The normal loan period is 1 week or 4 weeks, depending on the document type, and is renewable if nobody else has requested the document. To check your loans and renew, see your online borrower account.