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The ZHAW University Library offers you support and consulting in response to all questions related to information competence, Open Access and publishing. The Library is an attractive place to work and promotes the exchange of ideas and experience on campus.

“I particularly appreciate the fact that the University Library in Winterthur has been designed as a place of study for all ZHAW members 24/7.”

Stefanie Walther, Head of Education Team and Reference Service, University Library Winterthur

“Library work is full of variety; we deal with a wide range of tasks, from setting up an extensive media holding to helping ZHAW members publish their research findings.”

Andrea Moritz, Head, University Library Wädenswil

"I really appreciate that we are able to offer our users a wide range of e-media."

Simon Nüssli, Head, University Library Zürich

History

The ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences was formed in 2007 with the merger of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHW), the University Wädenswil (HSW), the University of Applied Psychology (HAP) and the University of Social Work. The eight existing libraries from these four institutions were combined to create the ZHAW University Library.

In the summer of 2014, the Applied Psychology and Social Work libraries moved into their new premises in the Toni-Areal, which they share with the Media and Information Centre (MIZ) of the Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2015, the five sub-libraries (Architecture and Engineering, Health, Linguistics, Technology, Business and Law) have occupied a new building in the Sulzer-Areal. As the ZHAW University Library Winterthur, they provide joint library-related services.

University Library strategy

At their meeting on 26 October 2017, the ZHAW Executive Board agreed to support the University Library strategy. This strategy focuses on four development areas.

Vocational training

Apprenticeships at the University Library

Every three years the University Library in Winterthur offers an apprenticeship in Information and Documentation leading to the Swiss Federal Certificate of Proficiency (EFZ).

Team

 

University Library Management team

The position of University Library Head is vacant at the moment.

Contacts

Management

The position of University Library Head is vacant at the moment.

Interim management

Services and Development

Kathi Woitas

Director of Department ad int., University ...

+41 (0) 58 934 70 75
kathi.woitas@zhaw.ch

University Library Winterthur

Sylvia Wanke

Deputy Head, Head, University Library Winterthur
Head, University Library Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 49 29
sylvia.wanke@zhaw.ch

General enquiries
+41 (0) 58 934 75 00
winterthur.hsb@zhaw.ch

University Library Zurich

General enquiries
+41 (0)58 934 86 86
zuerich.hsb@zhaw.ch

University Library Wädenswil

General enquiries
+41 (0) 58 934 59 99
waedenswil.hsb@zhaw.ch

UAS Coordinator for the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Feedback

What do you like or dislike about the ZHAW University Library and our services? We are very interested to receive your suggestions and criticisms, and, of course, very happy to receive any compliments.
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