What is Explore ?

Explore is a search interface implemented by RERO. It enables users to search in only one operation documents from various sources:

What is RERO ?

Acronym of "Reseau Romand", RERO is the network of the libraries of Western Switzerland. It strives toward a mission of public service and for this reason consists of an instrument of documentary politics, supported by political, academical and cultural authorities of Western Switzerland.

To this day RERO brings together the majority of the university, patrimonial, public and specialised libraries from the cantons of Geneva, Fribourg, Jura, Neuchâtel and Valais as well as the law libraries of the Confederation, including the Federal Courts, divided across 5 institutions.

RERO in numbers

  • 180 libraries spread across 5 institutions (or sites)
  • Swiss higher education institutions:
    • 3 academic universities (Geneva, Fribourg and Neuchâtel)
    • University of applied science and arts (HES-SO)
    • Universities of Teacher Education
  • 289'000 registered users
  • A collective catalogue with 6.8 million references
  • COVID-19

    Based on the decision of the Conseil d’Etat valaisan, the Media Libraries are closed !
    For more information, please consult your library's website.

  • From RERO Explore to Swisscovery

    Part of RERO's libraries will join the SLSP (Swiss Library Service Platform) network at the beginning of December 2020. See the implications (in French / in German) of this change for you as a user.