Library catalogues of Zentralbibliothek Zürich


This is the new research interface of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and the libraries of the University of Zurich. Rechercheportal contains the collections of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, the libraries of the University of Zurich, the library of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the Social Archive and many other libraries in the NEBIS network (list of NEBIS libraries). In addition, it contains the Zentralbibliothek's catalogue of manuscripts, as well as the subject databases. The tab "Articles and more" enables you to find articles from e-journals and e-books subscribed to by the Zentralbibliothek and University of Zurich.

Keyword Index

Index of the subject headings (keywords) used by Zentralbibliothek Zürich.

AZK (Alphabetical central catalogue): This is the old card catalogue of the collections of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and other Zurich libraries up to 1989.  SWK (Keyword catalogue): The old card catalogue classified by subject (up to 1989) is available in the Catalogue Room. The digitised versions of these catalogues were taken offline in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Other catalogues of Zentralbibliothek Zürich


Zurich bibliography

Online bibliography listing monographs, essays and journal articles pertaining to the City and Canton of Zurich. More Information →

Gottfried Keller bibliography

Online bibliography listing monographs, essays and journal articles about Zurich's famous author, Gottfried Keller, and his work. More Information →

Catalogue of university dissertations

This is a sub-catalogue of the NEBIS network, listing dissertations submitted to the University of Zurich since 1833 and also those of other Swiss and foreign universities. All dissertations can be also found in our online catalogue Rechercheportal.


This is a Portal for bequests, which are held by the special collections at Zentralbibliothek Zürich.

Manuscripts and music

Catalogue for the Manuscript collections of letters and handwritten musical compositions held by the Zentralbibliothek Zürich.