University Library Wädenswil

The ZHAW University Library Wädenswil 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.

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

Regular opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8 am–6 pm
Friday 8 am–5 pm

Special opening hours

Christmas and New Year holiday Saturday, 23 December 2017 to Tuesday, 2 January 2018 closed

Using the media

Specialised areas

The University Library Wädenswil holds scientific literature and information dedicated to the following specialised areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural and Regional Development
  • Food and Beverage Technology
  • Nutrition
  • Facility Management


The Library holds monographs, specialist journals, electronic and audio-visual media and maps. Most of the items are borrowable. Non-circulating items are clearly marked as “Präsenzbestand”.

Find out more

Find out more about the individual holdings and how to use them:

Regulations of the use of the library

Electronic media

Using the infrastructure

The University Library Wädenswil offers the following services:

  • WLAN Access (Wi-fi hotspots for external users)
  • Working spaces
  • PC working places (for ZHAW members)
  • Search stations
  • Book scanner (scan to stick, free of charge)
  • Multifunctional device for printing, copying and scanning (for ZHAW members)