Workspaces in P0, P1 and P2

Most workspaces have power connections and WiFi. They can be used freely; we do not take bookings. Our cubicles also offer protected learning and working environments. We offer:

  • over 200 workspaces with power connections and WiFi in P0 and P1, including 9 cubicles in P0
  • 4 group workspaces in P0 and P1
  • 175 workspaces in P2

Research terminals and PC workstations

Direct access to library catalogues, databases, e-journals and e-books is available at our PC workstations in P 0. At these places you also have the possibility to use Microsoft Office programs and the Internet for scientific research. To have full access to the search catalogue, e-resources and the internet, log in with your swisscovery access. You can download the search results to a USB stick, save them in a cloud service, send them as an e-mail attachment or print them out.

Lockers in the reading room

You can store your study materials in a locker in reading room P1. 220 lockers which can be rented for a month are available. This period can be extended month by month at the information desk. Our reference collection, arranged by subject area, is located in reading room P2. It contains useful resources such as dictionaries and bibliographies.

Scanning and copying

Copiers and/or scanners are situated at various locations on all floors of the ZB. You will need a ZB copy card to use them. These can be purchased or borrowed from the information desk, along with USB sticks. Copy cards can also be obtained from the machines in P0 next to the copier and in P2 next to the central staircase.

Media area – working with microfilms

Our media area in P2 contains equipment for working with microfilms and microfiches. You can print from microform or save it to a USB stick. The following facilities are available:

  • 2 combined microfiche and microfilm machines with digital output
  • 2 microfilm readers with paper output
  • 1 microfiche reader with paper output
  • 2 multimedia PCs with scanning facilities and digital output
  • 1 book scanner with digital output
  • 2 colour copiers with paper output

Reading lounge – newspapers and magazines

Take a break in our reading lounge in P0. We offer a selection of national and international newspapers daily. Around the reading lounge you will also find a wide range of magazines and journals on leisure, culture, nature and science. The Turicensia lounge contains materials on Zurich-related topics.


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