Academic journals

Current issues of academic journals can be found in the temporary periodicals area in stack 04 and in the reading rooms of the Special Collections. Periodicals are subdivided by subject area and arranged alphabetically within each to make them easy to find on the shelf. Workspaces and reading areas, as well as scanners and printers, can be found immediately adjacent to the temporary periodicals area.

Issues of periodicals are bound annually and then archived in the shared Speicherbibliothek Schweiz. These holdings remain accessible. You can order the items you require conveniently online via document delivery.

Most periodical titles are also accessible online in the network of the University of Zurich and the ZB Zürich. These e-journals are listed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and the Rechercheportal.

Popular science journals, magazines and newspapers

Spend some time in the reading lounge in P0, which offers comfortable sofas and a wide range of literature. It carries newspapers, magazines and popular science journals in six subject areas: general, art and culture, history, politics and society, languages and literatures, and natural sciences.

Visit us and choose your favourites from our extensive range of national and international daily and weekly newspapers or popular science journals and magazines:

  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  • Tages-Anzeiger
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Die Zeit
  • New York Times
  • El País 
  • National Geographic
  • Rolling Stone
  • Du
  • c’t

Book series

Book series are also an important element of our academic literature offering. They include sumptuous illustrated books on art and culture as well as critical editions of the complete works of writers and thinkers, both minor and major, from the past to the present.