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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

Easter Holidays Thursday, 29 March to Monday, 2 April 2018 closed from Thu 4 p.m.
Internal event Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Reference service 11 a.m.–1 p.m. cancelled
Sechseläuten Monday, 16 April 2018 closed
Whit Monday Monday, 21 May 2018 closed

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”.

    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.