Requesting items from our holdings
If you are interested in a book or a volume of a periodical that is in our closed stacks or one of our external stores, or want copies from books or magazines that we hold, you can request them online.
Ordering copies and reproductions via swisscovery
swisscovery provides access to a total of over 30 million books, series, journals and non-book materials as well as more than 3 billion electronic articles, and links scientific libraries from all over Switzerland. swisscovery is operated by the Swiss Library Service Platform.
Many of these libraries, including the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, will send copies, on payment of a fee. Sign in to swisscovery using your library account and order from the document you require via the “Digitization” option.
Birthday newspapers – a special service from the ZB
Would you like to give someone an issue of a newspaper or part of one for their birthday or anniversary? We offer copies of up to three quarters of an issue of Zurich newspapers. Paper copies are supplied in laser quality (A3 format). Delivery takes one to two weeks and costs CHF 5 per page, with a minimum fee of CHF 10. Simply complete the order form.
Interested in a special reproduction? For media from our general collections, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For material from the special collections, contact the collection concerned.
Collective holdings of the Speicherbibliothek
You can order copies from the collective holdings of the Speicherbibliothek via swisscovery. This service is free of charge for members of the University of Zurich. Please contact the University Library Zürich for further details.
To view items from the collective holdings, book an appointment in the reading room of the Speicherbibliothek (Büron, LU).