Welcome to the English Department Library

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Location and Contact

Pestalozzistrasse 50, 8032 Zürich

Coordinating Librarian: ES Bibliothek Koordination/at/UZH@UZH

Service Desk: +41 44 6343675 

Library Offices: +41 44 6343677/78


Current Coronavirus Measures

Access to the department library is restricted until further notice

Limited access to the general public: Books may be borrowed and returned to the book box during opening times. The duration of stay is limited to a short period of time.

Open to UZH members as well as authorized members of Swiss Universities and ETH for studies and research

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

Swisscovery has replaced the previous library networks and research portals.

To use our library, 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

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