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Borrowing and renewals

Borrowing items takes place at the borrowing counter (at no cost) or by post (CHF 12.00 per item).

The lending period is 28 days and is extended automatically five times for another 28 days each if the document is not requested from another party. Items can always be recalled after 28 days if there is a reservation.

Library users are allowed to borrow a maximum of 100 items at one time (totally in swisscovery).

You can see your media borrowed from the former NEBIS network at https://recherche.nebis.ch/ until March 2021. For this purpose, please use your existing NEBIS library login. Renewals are technically no longer possible.

Courier service with the Library of Business Administration

Books from the Department of Economics Library and the Library of Business Administration can be picked up and returned to either library.

Orders of articles and book chapters from the storage library (Speicherbibliothek)

UZH affiliates can order articles from periodicals stored in the storage library (Speicherbibliothek) at no cost with the web form.

Book chapters are only at no cost if the book was stored by the UZH or the central library of Zurich (ZB) and if the book chapter is ordered using the web form.

Pre-reservation

An item that is currently on loan can be reserved online at no cost. You will be notified once it is available, and you can pick it up within seven days at the library (servicing libraries are the Department of Economics Library UECON and the Library of Business Administration UBFB).

Returns

Borrowed items must be returned by the end of the lending period. Once the lending period has expired, the users are late (see fines). If items are returned by post, all responsibility remains with the borrower until the item arrives at the library.

Books from the Library of Business Administration can be returned to us. Books from our library and from the Library of Business Administration can be returned to our book return box when the library is closed (please have a look at the opening hours of the main building). Next to the entrance door of the Library of Business Administration there is a book return box where you can return books from our library and the Library of Business Administration 24/7.

Usage

Borrowing documents requires a library account. To register to swisscovery, you need a SWITCH edu-ID account (swisscovery Registration, at no cost). All students and persons affiliated with UZH and the ETH as well as interested private persons over the age of 16 are entitled to use the library.