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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.

Opening hours

Subject to further restrictions due to the current COVID-19 situation, the following opening hours apply.

The Zurich University Library building is accessible to ZHAW members of the Departments of Applied Psychology and Social Work with a CampusCard.
For persons without access authorisation to the Toni-Areal, online registration (in German) is required. Please present the confirmation at the main entrance to the Toni-Areal (Pfingstweidstrasse). It is valid for one-time access.

Opening hours from Tuesday, 5 January 2021 until further notice Mon to Sat 10 a.m.–4 p.m.  

Using the media

Specialised areas

The University Library Zurich is a specialised library open to the public that focuses on the following areas:

Holdings

We offer our holdings mainly in electronic formats. The majority of the physical items in the holding are borrowable. Non-circulating items are clearly marked as “Präsenzbestand”. The Mapongo digital room information system shows you where to find what.

Using the infrastructure

You will find a range of services and numerous working and study spaces spread over three floors:

  • Information desk
  • Reference service
  • Search stations 
  • Self-service loans during opening hours
  • Self-service returns (ZHAW members 24/7, external users during building opening hours)
  • Book scanner (scan to stick, free of charge)
  • Multifunctional device for printing, copying and scanning (for ZHAW members)
  • 120 Working and study spaces
  • Computer workstations (for ZHAW members)
  • Wi-fi access (wi-fi hotspots for external users)

Information for non-ZHAW members

You can use a search station to access our electronic resources. Please note that you can only save items on a personal USB stick.

You can use the book scanners free of charge to scan printed works to your personal USB stick. Alternatively, you can obtain a card at the information desk to use one of our photocopiers.