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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

  • Cultural anthropologist Prof. Eberhard Wolff and medical historian Prof. Iris Ritzmann have both been studying the history of smallpox vaccination for many years and have done research on anti- ...

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  • The launch of swisscovery in December 2020 resulted in changes to the billing process for fee-based services provided by our library. You will now receive bills directly via SLSP, the operator of ...

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  • An underground pipeline is being built along the Strickhofstrasse for the Zurich North drinking water supply. Due to these measures, extensive construction work is planned on the Strickhof area. The ...

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  • With Silke Fürst’s research article “In the service of good journalism and audience interests? How audience metrics affect news quality”, the 150,000th entry was received on ZORA in February 2021. ...

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  • Vaccine hesitancy is as old as vaccination itself. The first time it became a poltical issue in Switzerland was the vote on a Federal Epidemics Act in 1882. After a heated referendum campaign, the ...

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