Opening hours

Monday - Friday

9 am - 1 pm

The UZH libraries are accessible again to everyone (find more information here). Learning spaces in libraries must be reserved (links to Booked see below).


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).
  • External researchers and students (not UZH) can also book a learning space in the library on Booked for external users (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, unless you are sitting at your learning space that you reserved in advance (provided that the distance of 1.5m from other people can be maintained).
  • 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

Extended opening hours spring semester 2021

10th May - 18th June 2021
Monday until Friday, 9 am - 7 pm

Wed/Thu, 12th/13th May 2021 (Ascension Day)
Monday, 24th May 2021 (Whitsun)

Summer break

Monday 19th July - Friday 20th August 2021
Monday until Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

Reduced opening hours on the following holidays

Easter Holidays

Library is closed from 4.30 pm on Thursday,
1st April, until and including Monday, 5th April 2021

Local Holiday "Sechseläuten"

Monday, 19th April 2021:
library is closed from 1 pm

Ascension Day

Library is closed from 4.30 pm on Wednesday, 12th May, 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 1 pm
Christmas Closing

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