Using the E-Library

What is the E-Library of UZH?

The UB and ZB E-Library is a collection of electronic media. The content can be used and downloaded on the UZH network. The collection includes various media formats, including e-books, e-journals, databases, image and sound resources, as well as articles and studies from research and teaching. The E-Library collection can be found in swisscovery for the UB and ZB Zurich.


Who Can Use the E-Library?

Researchers, students, lecturers, and employees of UZH have automatic access to the E-Library.


For non-UZH members, public research stations that give access to licensed material are available at our locations.

Is the E-Library Accessible to You?

What Are the Access Methods?

To access the E-Library you have to be connected to the UZH Network.

Login Access Technological prerequisite
UZH Shortname VPN Configuration of the Remote Access VPN connection

UZH Shortname

USZ Login

Balgrist mail
(nur Lehre/Forschung)

EZproxy None, if accessed via our website. Authentication takes place directly in the web browser and is valid for the duration of one session.

When using the e-resources, keep in mind the following mandatory rules of use:

  • E-resources are for personal use, research, and teaching purpose only. Any commercial use is prohibited.

  • The full texts may not be passed on to third parties either electronically or in printed form, nor may they be made accessible to third parties online.

  • The systematic download of full texts or search results – also for text and data mining – is prohibited.
  • Passwords and other access data are confidential and may not be disclosed to third parties.
  • The Copyrightfor the electronic full texts lies with the publisher or the author(s) of the publication.
  • Please also refer to the copyright regulations of the publishers on their websites (e.g., under Terms & Conditions).