Welcome to the English Department Library
Location and Contact
Current measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic
The following changes apply to the period from
22 December 2020 to 22 January 2021:
- The department library (like all UZH buildings) is closed to the general public. Books may be returned to the book box during opening times, but we recommend returning them by post.
- UZH students and staff can continue to visit the library.
- Workspaces in the library are availabe to UZH and ETH students, provided they have been reserved in the booking system.
Swisscovery and new library account registration
From December 7, there will be important changes in many Swiss libraries,
including our own, all UZH libraries and ZB.
Swisscovery will replace the previous library networks and research portals.
To be able to still use our library (and others), you will need to register again.
For all necessary information on dates, registration, background and new services, please check the NEBIS website.
Information as PDF download (PDF, 143 KB).
Information on SWITCH edu-ID from UZH central IT services.
Information on the most important changes on UZH News.
Extending the loan period
Once you have registered and logged into your account in swisscovery, you may notice that your loans from before December 7 do not show up. This is as it should be, since no user data were migrated to the new system due to data protection.
You can still extend the loan period of media borrowed before December 7 by logging into your old account. This works until the end of December.
The media borrowed after December 7 will show up in your new account in swisscovery. Their loan period can be extended manually, but this is not necessary because loan periods will be extended automatically until the maximum loan period as long as there are no reservations by other users.
Library Opening Hours
Semester Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30 / service hours: 9:30-12:00, 13:00-16:30
A limited number of study places can be reserved in the booking tool
Before visiting the library please consult the Corona measures page for the updated information on safety measures and booking a study place.
Holiday Closings 2021
1 April 16.00 - 5 April
|Sechseläuten||29 April from 12.00|
|May Day||1 May|
|Ascension||12 May 16.00 - 13 May|
Swiss National Holiday
13 September from 12.00
|Christmas Holidays||24 December - 3 January|