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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 twice for another 28 days each if the document is not requested from another party. After this, you can renew the lending period up to three times for 28 days yourself (using the online account, per telephone, or in person in the library), as long as there are no reservations for the book. Items can always be recalled after 28 days if there is a reservation.

Library users are allowed to borrow a maximum of 20 items at one time.

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.

Usage

Borrowing documents requires a library account. Registration is done at no cost by presenting a UZH or Swiss Federal Technology (ETH) student card or with an official proof of identification. 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.