Opening hours

Monday - Friday

1 pm - 5 pm

Due to government regulations, the university’s buildings and therefore also the Department of Economics Library will remain closed to the public until Friday, 26th February 2021. Access is permitted for UZH students, employees and authorized people in research and teaching (find more information here).

Please note reduced opening hours below.

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Information corona situation

  • The library team is available at and during opening hours by telephone (+41 44 634 21 37).
  • Borrowing and returning books and general support are available on site.
  • UZH students are able to use study places in the library, provided they book a place on Booked before (at the earliest 7 days in advance).
  • Please note our corona rules.
  • As in all public and freely accessible interior rooms at the UZH, there is a mandatory use of masks in the library, also when you are sitting at your learning space that you reserved in advance.
  • The coffee machine is, with adjustments, accessible again.
  • Books can be placed in the return box when the library is closed (location in floor G next to the lockers).

Special opening hours

Summer break

Monday 13th July - Friday 14th August 2020
10 am - 3 pm

Extended opening hours spring semester 2020 are canceled due to coronavirus

4th May - 12th June 2020

Monday until Friday: 8 am - 9 pm


Wed/Thu, 20th/21st May 2020 (Ascension Day)

Monday, 1st June 2020 (Whitsun)

Extended opening hours
fall semester 2020

30th November 2020 - 15th January 2021
Monday until Friday: 1 pm - 7 pm

24th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021 (Christmas Closing)

Reduced opening hours on the following holidays

Christmas Closing

Library is closed from Thursday, 24th December 2020, until Sunday, 3rd January 2021

Easter Holidays

Library is closed from 16.30 on Thursday,
1st April, until Monday, 5th April 2021

Local Holiday "Sechseläuten"

Monday, 19th April 2021:
library is closed from 13.00

Ascension Day

Wednesday, 12th May: library is closed from 16.30 and all day Thursday, 13th May 2021

Whitsun Library is closed all day Monday,
24th May 2021
Local Holiday "Knabenschiessen" Monday, 13th September 2021:
library is closed from 13.00
Christmas Closing

Library is closed from Friday, 24th December 2021, until Sunday, 2nd January 2022