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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.

“From the architectural point of view, I really like the mix of industrial age charm and modern design at the University Library in Winterthur.”

Alexander Baumgartner, Research Associate

“I often use the University Library to find inspiration from newly published articles in journals or specialist publications.”

Regula Treichler Bratschi, Research Associate

“The Library team at the Toni-Areal is very client-focussed - this is something I really appreciate.”

Marc Schreiber, Consultant and Lecturer

University Library Winterthur

Aussenansicht Gebäude MB der HSB Winterthur

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

Special opening hours

Extended opening hours on Saturdays Saturday, 4 May to Saturday, 22 June 2019 Sat 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Reference service in summer Monday, 3 June to Friday, 13 September Mon–Fri 12 p.m.–2 p.m.
Summer opening hours Monday, 1 July to Saturday, 7 September 2019 Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat closed

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

University Library Zurich

External view of the Toni Areal, home to 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.

Special opening hours

Summer opening hours Monday, 5 August to Saturday, 17 August 2019 Mon–Fri 10 a.m–4 p.m., Sat closed reference service on request
Knabenschiessen Monday, 9 September 2019 closed

Regular opening hours

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

University Library Wädenswil

External view of the University Library Wädenswil (GE Building).

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

Special opening hours

Summer opening hours Monday, 1 July to Friday, 6 September 2019 Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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.

If your VPN connection is correct, your IP address is in the range - Check your current IP address under

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. Further information on eduroam is available on the Intranet (ZHAW login required) under the tab “mobile working”.