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Borrowing / User Account

Become a user of the HSG Library and benefit from our wide range of services:

Borrowing

Everyone can register to use the HSG-Library / swisscovery using a SWITCH edu-ID:

  • Use all our services if you live or study in Switzerland
  • If you live abroad you can use the library with restricted rights

Libraries, which take part in national or international interlibrary loans as well as commercial and non-commercial organizations can create an account here.

 

  • Register yourself with the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP).
  • If you already registered yourself with another SLSP Library you can use the library right away.

Libraries, which take part in national or international interlibrary loans as well as commercial and non-commercial organizations can create an account here.

We have two step-by-step instructions ready for you:
Register with an existing SWITCH edu-ID
Register with creating a new SWITCH edu-ID

More information can be found here:
FAQ SLSP
Project information system change

We are pleased to assist you as well at the circulation desk, at the phone, by email or in our WhatsApp-Chat.

User account

Check your activities at SLSP libraries with your swisscovery library account:

  • borrowed items and due dates
  • orders and reservations
  • copy orders
  • fees 

You can manage and change your personal data as well as your password directly within your SWITCH edu-ID.

  • You did not register for swisscovery yet.
  • Your card is not linked to your existing library account. You can do this here.

Please note: 
HSG students: matriculation number (without dashes)
HSG members: 16-digit card number 629912... (without spaces)
External library users: card number of the library card

SLSP imports your personal data (name, address, phone numbers, date of birth) from your SWITCH edu-ID account in HSGswisscovery when registering.

You can see and edit your personal data at any time in your SWITCH edu-ID account. Any changes will automatically be submitted to HSGswisscovery. Library specific data, such as items borrowed, orders, and fees will be managed directly in the library system.

You can delete your library account at any time, given that you do not have any open transactions left (borrowed items or fees). All transactional data will be rendered anonymous regularly and HSGswisscovery accounts will be deleted after 10 years of inactivity.

More information on data protection can be found on the SLSP website.

Further Links

Contact

University of St.Gallen
Library
Dufourstrasse 50
CH-9000 St.Gallen
+41 71 224 22 70
bibliothekunisg.ch
+41 79 836 87 76 (WhatsApp-Chat)

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