St. Gallen Courier - Documents from the Hauptpost Library

A book courier runs daily (Mon-Fri) between the HSG library and the Hauptpost Library.

You can order documents and pick them up from the library of your choice after you have received the pickup notification by email: 

This service is free of charge. The borrowing regulations of the delivery library apply.

HSG-documents can be ordered via HSGswisscovery. To do so, log in with your SWITCH edu-ID and the pick-up location "SGKBV Bibliothek Hauptpost" will be selected automatically under "Pick up on site".

HSG and Hauptpost documents can be returned free of charge in both libraries. The return transport takes two days at the most. To prevent costs for overdue notifications, these two days must be included in the loan period. In the respective courier library, documents can be physically returned but the document is still on loan in the user account until it arrives at the owning library.

SLSP Courier - Documents from swissbib or the Speicherbibliothek

You can order HSG documents from the storage library “Speicherbibliothek” and documents from swisscovery or swisscovery plus by courier to the HSG library. You can also pick up documents from the HSG library (including those located at the Speicherbibliothek) at one of the SLSP courier libraries.

  • The cost of this service is CHF 6.- per document.
    Exception: Deliveries of HSG documents from the Speicherbibliothek to the HSG library are free of charge.
  • The delivery time is in general 2-3 working days (Mon-Fri). You will receive a notification sent by email as soon as the document is ready for pickup.
  • Documents must be picked up within a week.
  • The delivery costs will be paid upon collection on site. The pickup library also charges CHF 6.- for documents that have not been collected.
  • Documents already ordered via the SLSP courier can be returned free of charge to all participating courier libraries. The transfer slip, which is enclosed in the book when it is picked up, must be presented upon return.
  • Documents that have been picked up in the owning library cannot be returned to another library via courier.
  • Documents ordered and loaned via SLSP courier must be returned to the owning library - again via SLSP courier - after the maximum loan period has expired. It is not possible for the pick-up library to check them out to the same customer once again.


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