Library patron affiliation   othershow all attributes
Name swissLibraryPersonAffiliation
Description Type of library affiliation
Vocabulary private, company, guest
References none
OIDC n/a
OID 2.16.756.
LDAP Syntax Directory String
# of values multi
Example values
  • company


This attribute specifies the library affiliation of a patron who is neither a student nor an employee of the institution the library is related with. Patrons who make use of swissLibraryPersonAffiliation MUST have the value affiliate set in eduPersonAffiliation .
There are three possible values for this attribute:


Patron is registered as a private person. Patron visits the library physically on a regular basis and/or uses digital resources the library offers.


Patron is registered with an employer relationship. Patron uses library services and/or use digital resources the library offers.


Patron visits the library physically and uses on-site services like Internet terminals.


  • When using swissLibraryPersonAffiliation, the use of the eduPersonAffiliation value library-walk-in is not recommended, unless there is a specific reason.

All attribute definitions in a single document: SWITCHaai Attribute Specification