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University Library Zurich

How to Order: Individuals, Alumni, Companies, Institutions



Individuals log in to swisscovery with their SWITCH-edu-ID.
Institutions log in with their institute account.

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Collection on Site

  • To order a book from the UB or ZB holdings for pickup, select "Borrow" and the desired pickup location from the drop-down list.
  • For items from UB or ZB, located in the Speicherbibliothek in Büron, the following pickup locations can be selected: ZB Zurich, UB German Studies & Nordic Language & Literature, UB Philosophy or UB Psychology.


UB-ZB Courier: free of charge

Orders from Speicherbibliothek: free of charge


Abholung vor Ort


Nationwide SLSP Courier or Mail Order

  • Books and items that are not available at the UB and Zentralbibliothek can be ordered via SLSP Courier. In this case, select the pick-up location ZB Zürich.
  • If you would like to receive a book by mail, select Deliver to home address.


SLSP Courier (nationwide): CHF 6.- per item
Mail order: CHF 12.- per item


weitere bestelloptionen



Use the Digitization option in the Further Request options section.



Orders via UB and ZB Interlibrary Loan Service

Books and items that cannot be ordered via swisscovery are provided by the joint interlibrary loan service of the University Library Zurich and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB). Here you find the fees

Bestellformular für Bücher und andere ausleihbare Medien (German only)

Request form for (digital) copies