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"swisscovery" - easy access to scientific information Swiss libraries

The Swiss Library Service Platform SLSP connects almost 500 Swiss libraries via the national library system "swisscovery".




About the project

"swisscovery" stands for innovative digital development and makes the constantly and rapidly growing stock of scientific information easily accessible and easy to find for all users of participating libraries. Thanks to "swisscovery", there is now a national, overarching platform that lists a total of more than 40 million books, serials, journals and non-book materials, as well as more than three billion electronic articles. SLSP also offers other products and services, including a courier service.






Shareholder Institutions:

  • Université de Genève
  • Universität Basel
  • HES-SO Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale
  • Université de Fribourg
  • Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • Universität Zürich
  • ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften
  • ZHdK Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • Zentralbibliothek Zürich
  • ETH Zürich
  • Universität St. Gallen
  • Fachhochschule Ostschweiz - OST / FHGR
  • Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern
  • Universität Bern
  • BFH Berner Fachhochschule


Implementation Partners:

  • Switch
  • Ex Libris Group (

Key data

  • Go live from swisscovery: 7.12.2020
  • Project completion: 31.03.2021
  • Key figures:
    • 78 client institutions throughout Switzerland
    • Approx. 475 connected libraries throughout Switzerland
    • 40 million books, serials, journals and non-book materials
    • Over 3 billion electronic articles
  • Main elements of swisscovery are Alma and PrimoVE from partner Exlibris Group
  • The customer accounts in swisscovery run via the SWITCH edu-ID Interested libraries are requested to contact SLSP directly via the following e-mail address:
  • Library users should contact their library directly.

Project management

Dr. Thomas Marty
Direktor SLSP AG
Werdstrasse 2
8004 Zürich


Jürgen Küssow
Vize-Direktor SLSP AG & Leiter Network Services SLSP
Werdstrasse 2
8004 Zürich