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Opening of the Main Library's study center

The newly reonvated study center of the Main Library opens its doors on 28 April 2014. The study center offers 400 workplaces and is open daily from 7:00am to 11:00pm to students and staff with a UZH card.

Main Library's website

Open Repository ZORA

Open Access provides free access to scientific information on the public internet. The University of Zurich supports Open Access an operates a document server (Zurich Open Repository and Archive - ZORA), where researchers of the university present their scientific publications.

ZORAOpen Access website of the UZH

UZH Libraries

Libraries at the University of Zurich are regulated and supported by two committees established by the Executive Board of the University: The Library Commission makes strategic decisions and users are represented by the Library Coordinating Board.

Library CommissionLibrary Coordinating Board


Bibliothek RWI


The Rechercheportal provides a central access point for searching the holdings of the libraries of the University of Zurich in the NEBIS cooperative.

Main Library University of Zurich

The Main Library University of Zurich is geared towards mathematics, science and medicine and comprises three sub-libraries:
Irchel Research Library (FBI)
Irchel Study Library (SBI)
Careum Medical Library (MBC)

Libraries of the Institutes and Faculties

The complete list of libraries can be found on the website of the Main Library (HBZ):
List of libraries of the HBZ

Zurich Central Library

The Zurich Central Library is the library of Zurich canton, Zurich city and the University of Zurich. Its substantial collection caters for the needs of the general public and of teaching and research in all faculties.