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Università della Svizzera italiana University Library Lugano

University Library Lugano


  • Full access to the New York Times online

    The Library provides full access to the NYTimes online starting from 2002, apart from the NYT Cooking and NYT Games sections.
    With the New York Times Digital Pass it is possible to access the NYTimes archive, that contains articles dating back to 1851. All Pass users have access to up to five articles per day or 100 articles every 4 weeks. The NYTimes archive is available at the URL
    The remote access to the newspaper is possible only after creating a personal account and a New York Times Digital Pass at, using a valid USI institutional email ( The Digital Pass includes access to the NYT app for iOS and Android. A proxy remote access to this resource is not available. 

  • Changeover to 2G and compulsory face mask: new measures (for library use)

    In accordance with the new regulations, the following applies from now on. 

    In order to use the library premises, a valid Covid certificate must prove that you have been vaccinated or cured (2G rule). The check is carried out at the entrance and also requires an ID card or USI badge. 

    The mask remains compulsory throughout the library, including at the study place. 

    Loan service for library users without certificate 

    Users who cannot enter the library can submit loan requests via e-mail to All necessary bibliographic details (author, title, publication year, call number) must be included in the email.


    From 9 for all requests placed after 16 of the previous day
    From 14 for all requests placed before 12 of the same day
    From 17 for all requests placed before 16 of the same day

    Items will be available for collection on the table at the entrance of the library, inside paper bags with the user name on it. 


    Items must be returned on the trolley labelled “Returns” at the entrance of the library building.


    For more information contact or 058 666 45 00 

  • BUL extraordinary opening

    During the Winter examination session the library will be open:

    Thursday 6th January,

    Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th January,

    Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January,

    Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd January,

    Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January,

    from 9.00 to 18.00