Our various departments offer a wide range of services, not all of which are accessible at the same times. Here you will find an overview of the reading rooms, the Special Collections and the Treasury.

Information desk

  • Monday - Friday

    08:00 - 20:00

  • Saturday

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Sunday

    closed

Reading rooms P0 – P3

  • Monday - Friday

    08:00 - 22:00

  • Saturday - Sunday

    09:00 - 19:00

Open stacks, returns

  • Monday - Friday

    08:00 - 22:00

  • Saturday

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sunday

    closed

Special Collections – Manuscripts, Rare Books

  • Monday - Friday

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Saturday

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Sunday

    closed

Please note the deadlines for preparation. Advance booking is recommended.

Special Collections – Music

  • Monday - Friday

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Saturday

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Sunday

    closed

Öffnungszeiten der Bibliothek des Musikwissenschaftlichen Instituts der UZH: Montag–Freitag, 09:00–12:30 und 13:30–17:00 Uhr

Special Collections – Prints & Drawings, Maps

  • Monday - Friday

    14:00 - 18:00

  • Saturday

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Sunday

    closed

Please note the deadlines for preparation. Advance booking is recommended.

Treasury

  • Monday - Friday

    13:00 - 17:00

  • Saturday

    13:00 - 16:00

  • Sunday

    closed

Changed opening hours

24h return: You can return ZB media with your library card at the machine in Chorgasse.

  • Autumn semester examination period 2022/2023:
    Mon 21.11.2022 to Sun 15.01.2023: reading room and open stacks open Mon to Fri until 10.00pm and Sat to Sun (Sundays only reading room) until 7.00pm
  • Christmas 2022:
    Sat 24.12.2022 to Sun 25.12.2022 all areas closed.
    Mon 26.12.2022 reading rooms (except Special Collections) open from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
  • New Year 2022/2023:
    Sat 31.12.2022 all areas closed from 5.00pm.
    Sun 01.01.2023 to Mon 02.01.2023 all areas closed.
  • Maundy Thursday 2023 (Thursday before Easter) :
    Thu 06.04. all areas closed from 5.00pm.
  • Easter 2023:
    Fri 07.04. through Mon 10.04. all areas are closed.
  • Sechseläuten 2023:
    Mon 17.04. all areas are closed.
  • May Day 2023:
    Mon 01.05. all areas are closed.
  • Spring semester examination period 2023:
    Mon 15.05. to Sun 09.07.: reading room and open stacks open Mon to Fri until 10.00pm and Sat to Sun (Sundays only reading room) until 7.00pm.
  • Ascension Day 2023:
    Wed 17.05. from 5.00pm through Thu 18.05. all areas are closed.
  • Pentecost 2023:
    Sun 28.05. all areas are closed.
    Mon 29.05. reading rooms (except Special Collections) open from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
  • Summer break 2023:
    Sundays from 16.07. to 03.09. all areas closed.
  • Swiss National Day 2023:
    Tue 01.08. all areas closed.
  • Building inspection 2023:
    Sat 19.08. to Sun 27.08. closed; open only self-service borrowing and courier services from Mon to Fri from 8.00am to 6.00pm

Location

Main building

Main building

Parking for users with restricted mobility is available in the library courtyard. Access via Zähringerplatz.

Building plan

Music Department

Music Department

Choir of the Predigerkirche
Entrance via library courtyard, barrier-free access via Predigerplatz.

Building plan

ZB, Bibliothek des Musikwissenschaftlichen Instituts der UZH

ZB, Bibliothek des Musikwissenschaftlichen Instituts der UZH

Florhofgasse 11
8001 Zürich

Tel: + 41 44 634 47 66

Fax: +41 44 268 32 90

bibliothek@mwi.uzh.ch

Eingang über den Seilergraben.

Treasury

Treasury

Choir of the Predigerkirche
Entrance via library courtyard, barrier-free access via Predigerplatz.

Deliveries – post, couriers, tradespeople

Deliveries – post, couriers, tradespeople

Monday to Thursday
7.15am – 12.00 midday
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday
7.15am – 12.00 midday
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Saturday closed
Delivery location details (PDF)

24-hour return service

24-hour return service

ZB media (except music scores) can be returned at any time via the self-return machine in Chorgasse using your library card.