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Main Library

The Main Library is the specialized library of the University of Zurich for natural sciences and medicine. Its three libraries on the Irchel Campus and Careum Training Center serve as study centers with a wide range of services and user-friendly opening hours.

In addition, the Main Library provides university-wide services and represents the University of Zurich in a number of regional and national projects and bodies.

The Main Library's Blog

  • Anna Heer at the first Swiss Women’s Congress in Geneva in 1896 The second half of the 19th century was a period of important world and national exhibitions. To this day, the Eiffel Tower ...

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  • Despite all the obstacles, a few women succeeded in gaining access to higher education in the last decades of the 19th century. Almost by chance, the University of Zurich played a pioneering role. In ...

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  • All e-journals available within the University of Zurich network can now be found via the Rechercheportal. Either choose the library UZH-ZB online, before your search or filter under “Availability” ...

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  • Surgeon – entrepreneur – pioneer of nursing care Even in our century, Anna Heer would be an exception, even more so she was in her time. To realize her vision, she demanded her own hospital in 1896 – ...

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  • The article Räuber an der Uni in the “NZZ am Sonntag” Feb. 24.2019 by Martin Amrein deals with the topic of predatory journals that take money from researchers, without consideration. A recent SNSF ...

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