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University Library Zurich

UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literature

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From July 2024 no Staffed Info Desk on Sundays

From July 2024, the info desk is no longer staffed on Sundays, but the UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literature will continue to be accessible from 7:00am - 11:00pm with the UZH Card.

Germanistik und Skandinavistik

Book a Study Space

Study spaces can be reserved via booked:


There are also study spaces available that can be used without prior booking.

Book a Long-Term Study Space


Keys for the following lockers can be borrowed on site:

  • 20 long-term lockers (CHF 20.00, 6 months loan, reservation possible via swisscovery)
  • 144 lockers (free of charge, 28 days loan, reservation possible via swisscovery)

Information about the Location (SOD-U-29)


The literature section of the library mainly collects primary literature by German-language authors. The associated secondary literature is also taken into account. The majority of the works are from the 19th and 20th century. Another focus of the collection is the field of literary theory.


The linguistics section of the library contains research literature on numerous topics in German linguistics and its neighboring disciplines. Different generations of teachers have shaped the collection with their various research priorities. Certain areas are very well represented and have been maintained since the founding of the library in the 19th century.

Nordic Languages & Literature

The library of Nordic Language and Literature is one of the largest Nordic studies libraries in the German-speaking world. Literature on almost every aspect of Nordic literary and intellectual history, linguistics, and medieval studies can be found here. One focus is on Nordic primary and secondary literature.

The medieval section, with all relevant literature on Runic Lore, Edda texts, Skaldic poetry, saga literature, as well as spiritual and academic prose texts, also makes a large part of the collection.

Dutch Studies

For more information on the field of Dutch Studies, see Collections and Special Collections.

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Subject Information

Subject related support with information about resources, courses, tutorials and experts can be found here:


Book Basket

Book returns outside opening hours can be placed in the book basket located on the lower floor in the building of the German Department.




Unterseiten von UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literature