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University Library Zurich

The ZHAW University Library Zurich on the Toni Areal campus together with the Media and Information Centre (MIZ) of the ZHdK offer library services and a joint work, study and search area.

External view of the Toni Areal, home to University Library Zurich.

Opening hours

Regular opening hours

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

Special opening hours

Christmas and New Year holiday Monday, 23 December 2019 to Thursday, 2 January 2020 closed

Using the media

Specialised areas

The University Library Zurich is a specialised library focussing on:


The Mapongo digital room information system shows you where to find what.

The majority of the items in the holding are borrowable. Non-circulating items, which include the reference lists are clearly marked as “Präsenzbestand”.

Using the infrastructure

In the Library

Armchairs in the University Library Zurich.
Impressum: Betty Fleck, ©ZHdK

You will find a range of services and numerous working and study spaces spread over two floors.

  • Information desk
  • Reference service
  • Search stations 
  • Multifunctional device for printing, copying and scanning (for ZHAW members)
  • Self-service loans during opening hours
  • Self-service returns (ZHAW members 24/7)
  • Working and study spaces
  • Computer workstations (for ZHAW members)
  • WLAN Access (Wi-fi hotspots for external users)

Information for non-ZHAW members

The search station is available for using our electronic resources. Please note that you can only save items on a personal USB stick.