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University Library Zurich



Who Can Use the University Library Zurich?

In order to register, you will need to be at least 16 years of age. Registration is free. A library card is required to borrow media.

Where to Register?


If you wish to use our services, you will need a SWITCH edu-ID account for registering with SLSP.

1. Creating a SWITCH edu-ID account

If you do not yet have a SWITCH edu-ID account, the first step is to create a SWITCH edu-ID account via SLSP registration platform. 

2. Registration at SLSP

If you already have a SWITCH edu-ID account, log in with your SWITCH edu-ID account via via SLSP registration platform.


Or follow our detailed step-by-step instruction.


Institutions must submit the institutional account application using the form on the SLSP registration platform.

Why Do I Need a swisscovery Account?

With the registration, you will receive a user account.

You need the login and password of the account to order and reserve media via swisscovery.

In the user account you can:

  • view loans, orders, and fees
  • renew loan periods

How Can I Reset or Change my Password?

If you have forgotten your password, create a new password on the SWITCH edu-ID website. You can also change your password via the SWITCH edu-ID website.

My Address has Changed, What Do I Need to Do?

Change your address in your SWITCH edu-ID account.

Which Library Cards are Accepted?

If you would like to borrow items from a library, you will need a library card. The following library cards can be used at the UB:

  • SLSP library card
  • UZH Card
  • Student Card of the Careum Bildungszentrum
  • BibliOpass library cards

You can obtain an SLSP library card from all libraries, that are connected to the SLSP system, which lend media. The library card is free of charge.

What to Do if You Lose Your Library Card?

If you have lost your library card, delete the card number on the SLSP library card management website. You obtain a replacement card at any SLSP library. The replacement card is free of charge. You can also enter the ID number of the new library card on the website mentioned above.

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Questions about the Registration?

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