Opening Hours - Closure Dates

Monday-FridaySaturdaySunday
Information8.00am – 8.00pm9.00am – 5.00pm–|–
Reading rooms8.00am – 8.00pm9.00am – 5.00pm9.00am - 5.00pm**
Issue desk, returns, collection8.00am – 8.00pm9.00am – 5.00pm–|–
Open access bookstacks8.00am – 8.009.00am – 5.00pm*–|–
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–|–
*The open stacks („Freihand“) close 15 minutes before the library closes. **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:
Christmas 2017Monday 25.12.2017 to Tuesday 26.12.2017 (Tuesday: Reading rooms – excepting Special Collections – will be open)
New Year 2017 / 2018Monday 01.01.2018 to Tuesday 02.01.2018 (Sunday 31.12.2017: Reading rooms – excepting Special Collections – will be open)
EasterThursday 29.03.2018 from 5.00pm to Monday 02.04.2018
Sechseläuten (Zurich Spring Festival)Monday 16.04.2018, all day
MaydayTuesday 01.05.2018, all day
Ascension DayWednesday 09.05.2018 from 5.00pm to Thursday 10.05.2018, all day
Whit MondayMonday 21.05.2018 (Reading rooms – except Special Collections – will be open)
Building revisionFriday 06.07.2018 to Saturday 14.07.2018: limited use in library
Swiss National DayWednesday 01.08.2018, all day
Christmas 2018Monday 24.12.2018 to Wednesday 26.12.2018 (Reading rooms – excepting Special Collections – will be open)
New Year 2018 / 2019Sunday 30.12.2018 to Monday 31.12.2018 – excepting Special Collections – will be open from 9 to 17 o'clock. Tuesday 01.01.2019 to Wednesdy 02.01.2019 completely closed.

Address and contact

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