Welcome to the English Department Library

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Location and Contact

Pestalozzistrasse 50, 8032 Zürich

Service Desk: +41 44 6343675 

Library Offices: +41 44 6343677/78


Current Coronavirus Measures

The following changes apply until further notice

  • 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.
  • Please check the limited UZH-catering facilities here ZFV

Swisscovery and new library account registration

As of 7 December 2020, there has been important changes in many Swiss libraries,
including our own, all UZH libraries and ZB.

Swisscovery has replaced the previous library networks and research portals.

To use our library (and others), you need to re-register.

For all necessary details on registration, background and new services, please check the information below.

PDF download (PDF, 143 KB)

Information on SWITCH edu-ID from UZH central IT services.

Information on the most important changes on UZH News.

The media borrowed after December 7 will show up in your new account in swisscovery. Loan periods will be extended automatically to the maximum loan period as long as there are no reservations by other users.


Library Opening Hours


Current Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-16:00 / service hours: 9:30-12:00, 13:00-16:00


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

Whit Monday

24 May

Swiss National Holiday

1 August


13 September from 12.00

Christmas Holidays 24 December - 3 January