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Library Services from a Single Source

Since the beginning of 2022, all libraries of the University of Zurich are combined under the University Library Zurich (UB). The new University Library provides external users and UZH members with a comprehensive range of library services in close cooperation with the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB). The entire collection of specialist literature from 50 fields is spread out over 41 individual sites. Study and work spaces as well as additional services are available to students and researchers at each of these sites. Skilled liaison librarians from UB and ZB are on hand to provide subject-specific advice and search support.
Website University Library Zurich

Open from Monday to Friday

Our libraries are usually open to the public from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Individual and extraordinary opening hours per location can be found at "Locations".
University Library: Opening Hours and Closures
University Library: Book a Study Space

Open Science

Open Science makes scientific information and data freely available online. UZH has promoted Open Science nationally and internationally for many years and is part of several initiatives. The University’s Open Science policy aims to achieve culture change that establishes Open Science as the default approach. The University Library supports the implementation of this policy. It runs a document server (Zurich Open Repository and Archive, or ZORA) and the HOPE journal platform. The University Library’s experts are on hand to provide researchers with support and advice on all things Open Access and Open Data.
Research at UZH: Open Science and Open Science Policy
University Library: Publishing in Open Access
University Library Zurich: Working with Data

Search Portal swisscovery

Search for print and electronic books, journals, databases and other media in the search portal of the University Library and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich.
Search Portal "swisscovery" UB and ZB Zurich


University of Zurich
University Library Zurich
Phone +41 44 636 11 11
Direct dial for questions about swisscovery: +41 44 634 27 65

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Weiterführende Informationen

UB Zürich: the Journey Continues

The UB opened in 2022 and is thus a young organization. By the end of 2023, we will consolidate services and further develop our cooperation with the ZB.