The Zentralbibliothek Zürich offers around 600 public workspaces with modern equipment in the centre of Zurich.
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 research terminals. The following additional facilities are available in the catalogue room P0:
- 8 internet workstations for academic research
- 4 PCs with DVD/CD drives, USB ports and Office programs
- 2 touchscreens with virtual bookshelves
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.