Access and Opening Hours

Opening hours

How to reach us

Library opening
From Monday to Friday : 8am - 7pm
Saturday : 10am - 5pm

Services and library informations 
From Monday to Friday :
9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm 

Legal secretary 
From Monday to Friday :
9ham - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm 



From 7pm on Thursday 13th April, 
to 8am on Tuesday 18th April

Ascension day: Thursday 25th May 

Pentecost: Monday 5th June 

National day
: Tuesday 1st August 


From 7pm on Friday 22th December,
to 8am on Wednesday 27th December 

New Year
From 7pm on Friday 29th December,
to 8am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018

The Institute is located in on the campus of the University of Lausanne in Dorigny, six kilometers from downtown Lausanne.

By air: The closest airport is located in Geneva-Cointrin (approx. 60 km away). From the Geneva-Cointrin airport, there is access to Lausanne’s main railway station by train.

By train: Exit Lausanne’s main railway station (CFF), cross “Place de la Gare” and locate the metro station (“Lausanne CFF”). Take the metro m2 one stop to the station “Lausanne-Flon.” At the Lausanne-Flon metro station, transfer to the Metro m1. Take the Metro m1 to the station “UNIL-Dorigny” (6th stop) and follow the sign which indicates “Institut Suisse de droit comparé.” 

By car: Take the freeway A1 or A12/A19 (direction Lausanne-Sud). Exit at “Université-EPFL.” The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law is located on the right of the freeway; follow the sign to the SICL parking lot.

Address : 
Swiss Institute of Comparative Law 
CH-1015 Lausanne 

GPS coordinates: 46.52117 / 6.583

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