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University Library Zurich

How to Order: UZH Students


Log in to swisscovery with your SWITCH-edu-ID to see all your order options.

Important: Use your UZH mail address as primary address in your user account. This is the only way we can guarantee that the fees are charged correctly.

Collection on Site / Ordering via UB-ZB Courier

  • 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


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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

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Copies of Articles & Scans from UB and ZB

For copy or scan orders from UB/ZB holdings, use the the "Digitization" button in the "Pick up on site" area.

There is a charge for this service, see fees


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Digitizations from other Libraries (incl. Speicherbibliothek)

Digitizations from other libraries can be ordered via 


Request form for (digital) copies

(Orders up to CHF 50.- free of charge for UZH members)

Orders via Interlibrary Loan

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. Here you find the fees


Bestellformular für Bücher und andere ausleihbare Medien (German only)

Loan period may vary

The loan period is determined by the owning library and may vary depending on the origin of the ordered document.

Here you can find the loan periods at UB