University Library Zurich

The 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.

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday 9 am–7 pm
Saturday 10 am–4 pm

Special opening hours

Christmas and New Year holiday Saturday, 23 December 2017 to Tuesday, 2 January 2018 closed
Reference service Friday, 22 December 2017 to Tuesday, 9 January 2018 cancelled

Using the media

Specialised areas

The University Library Zurich is a specialised library dedicated to the fields of Applied Psychology and Social Work and focussing on:

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Development and Personality Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Socio-cultural Animation




    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”.

    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

    In the Library

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

    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.