A single interface to search e-journals, e-documents, online databases, digital libraries and other catalogues.The E-Searcher is an easy-to-use and effective search engine, capable of launching simultaneous searches in all of the electronic resources available in the IOC Library. This software returns relevant and reliable results in record time, and guarantees the most appropriate data for each request. NB. Some documents are accessible only in the IOC Library.
The digital collection of the IOC Library is available on RERO.DOC, the digital library of RERO. You will find a selection of patrimonial publications – from the International Olympic Committee or the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games – as well as thesis and research reports on Olympism free of rights.
The IOC Library is member of RERO, the most important library network of Switzerland. RERO manages a collective catalog of about 215 libraries, with some 250’000 users registered. All the collections of the library (44’000 volumes) are referenced in RERO. For access, select “IOC” in the “Limit my search to one or several libraries” section. For further information on how to use the catalogue, refer to the HELP section.
This is available to consult in full at the Library at the Villa du Centenaire.SPORTDiscus™ is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, sports medicine and sports science. It includes well over 1.7 million records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22’000 dissertations and theses. The content also consists of international references from journal articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and more.
The Olympic Studies Centre is located in the Villa du Centenaire, a prestigious building at the north-west side of the Olympic Museum.There are two paths to access the Olympic Studies Centre:- North Path: enter via the north path of the Olympic Museum (follow the indications)- South Path (Lakeside): via the Quai d’Ouchy, turn into the park by the Olympic Foutain (follow indications)See the access plan
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The OSC is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on
official bank holidays.
See access plan
Contact Olympic Studies Centre
Villa du CentenaireQuai d’Ouchy 1,1006 LausanneSwitzerland
Tel.: 41 21 621 6318Fax: 41 21 621 6718
For on-site access to the OSC resources, especially historical archives, please fill out the visit request form, minimum 5 days prior to your visit. Upon your arrival a personalised orientation session will be held and you will be guided and given access to the most relevant resources available.Please note, that the access to the library collection and other databases is possible without prior announcement anytime during our opening hours.
This compilation of rules includes the registration conditions in the IOC Library, its internal rules and the Inter-library Loan (ILL) regulations.
What you need to know to consult the archive documents: use, restrictions, embargo, special dispensations etc.