Opening Hours - Closure Dates

Monday-FridaySaturdaySunday
Information, Issue desk, returns8.00am – 8.00pm9.00am – 5.00pm–|–
Reading rooms P 0 - P 38.00am – 8.00pm9.00am – 5.00pm9.00am - 5.00pm*
Open access bookstacks8.00am – 19.45pm9.00am – 16.45pm–|–
Department of Prints and Drawings, Photo Archive, Maps2.00pm – 6.00pm 2.00pm – 4.00pm–|–
Manuscript Department, Music Department, Rare Book Department10.00am – 6.00pm10.00am – 4.00pm–|–
*With the exception of holidays (see below)

Attention please: The Special Collections are already closed at 4pm one day before statutory holidays (see table below).

Opening Hours on Sunday

For the time being, the ZB will be open Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm except during holidays as well as bank holidays (see chart below).
Loan/Returns (returns, loans,closed-stack-orders, courier services and interlibrary loan, payment of fees), open stacks, information desk (including research computers), phone service and Special Collections will be closed during these days.

During weekdays, the regular opening hours apply.

The ZB will be closed on the following days:
Sechseläuten (Zurich Spring Festival)Monday 08.04.2019 (completely closed)
Holy ThursdayThursday 18.04.2019 (completely closed from 5.00 pm)
EasterFriday 19.04.2019 to Monday 22.04.2019 (completely closed)
MaydayWednesday 01.05.2019 (completely closed)
Ascension DayWednesday 29.05.2019 from 5.00pm to Thursday 30.05.2019 (completely closed)
WhitsunSunday, 09.06.2019 (completely closed). Monday, 10.06.2019 (Reading Room - except Special Collections - will be open from 9.00am until 5.00pm
Building revisionFriday 05.07.2019 to Saturday 14.07.2019 limited use in library
Swiss National DayThrusday 01.08.2019 (completely closed)
Christmas 2019Tuesday 24.12.2019 to Wednesday 25.12.2019 (completely closed). Thursday, 26.12.2019 (Reading rooms – except Special Collections – will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm)
New Year 2019 / 2020Tuesday 31.12.2019 (completely closed from 5.00pm). Wednesday 01.01.2019 until Thursday 02.01.2020 (completely closed)

Address and contact

Zähringerplatz 6
CH-8001 Zurich
Tel +41 44 2683 100
Fax +41 44 2683 290