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The City of Lausanne libraries form a network of sites providing you with around 335'000 books, 265'000 of which are freely accessible. Lausanne also has a university library (BCUL), one of the biggest public and university libraries in Switzerland. Its activities are spread over five sites, in town and on the university campus.

Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne (Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne - BCUL)

Intercultural Library (Globlivres)

Library Network of Western Switzerland (RERO)

Network of Libraries in Switzerland (NEBIS)

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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!