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Apart from a comprehensive range of print and electronic media, our library locations provide a modern infrastructure for students, researchers and lecturers.

University Library Winterthur

The Tista Murk building on the Sulzer site, which extends over approximately 6000 square metres, offers a modern media, information and study environment.

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Special opening hours

Extended opening hours Tuesday, 3 January to Saturday, 4 February 2023 Mon to Fri 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–5 p.m.  
Carnival Monday Monday, 27 February 2022 closed  

University Library Zurich

The University Library Zurich on the Toni Areal campus, together with the Media and Information Centre (MIZ), offers ZHAW members a centralised media, study and search location.

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Special opening hours

Intrernal event Tuesday, 7 February 2023 closed from 5 p.m.  

University Library Wädenswil

The ZHAW University Library Wädenswil is a specialised library focussing on life sciences and facility management. It offers students and researchers a place to work, study and conduct searches.

Regular opening hours

Staffed opening hours Mon to Fri 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1 p.m–4 p.m. Library open to the public
Open Library for ZHAW students Mon to Fri 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Library and Self Services accessible with CampusCard
Open Library for ZHAW staff Mon to Sun 24/7 Library and Self Services accessible with CampusCard

Special opening hours

Carnival Monday Monday, 27 February 2023 Unstaffed and closed to the public Open Library accessible to ZHAW students and staff

Any location

As a member of the ZHAW you can work and study anywhere and at the same time make use of our wide range of electronic media. All the e-media licensed by the ZHAW is accessible via VPN connection from any location.

Access to e-media via VPN

If you are not on campus, you need to establish a connection to the ZHAW network via the Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN connection is password-protected and secure, and it links your device anywhere off campus to the ZHAW network.

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Access to e-media via Shibboleth

With some suppliers, access is also possible via Shibboleth.  Select “Swiss Higher Education (SWITCHaai)” and then “ZHAW” on the supplier’s website. Then enter your ZHAW login details.

Please note that you will only be logged onto this specific platform, so you won’t be able to access any other electronic media. If you want to have access to all licensed resources, please connect via VPN.

Access to the Internet via eduroam

Eduroam allows you to access the Internet free of charge at all participating universities and higher education institutions worldwide via WLAN and your ZHAW login details. However, you can only access the ZHAW e-media via a VPN connection. Instructions on eduroam are available in the Self Service Portal (ZHAW login required).