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University Library Zurich

UB Law

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Early Closure

Due to an internal event, the UB Law closes at 6:00pm on Thursday, 20 June 2024.

Summer Opening Hours

From Monday, 1 July to Sunday, 1 September 2024, the location will be closed on Sunday.



The UB Law is a reference library with restricted lending. Only employees of the Faculty of Law and postgraduate students with a personally assigned long-term study space receive the authorization to borrow titles from the UB Law collection.

Book Study Spaces

Study spaces on the 5th and 6th floors can be reserved via booked:


booked-UB for external users (not UZH members)

Study spaces on floors 1-4 can be used without prior reservation.

Long-term Study Spaces

PhD students in law can apply for a long-term study space.

Application for Long-Term Study Space

Information Desk

The information desk is located on the raised ground floor. It is open from Monday to Friday, 10 am - 12 am and 2 pm - 4 pm.

At the information desk you can ask for general information as well as questions about the collection and research strategies. Students may contact the information desk to reclaim borrowed documents.

Rent Long-term Lockers

Locker keys can be borrowed on site. The following rules apply:

  • Lockers are managed via swisscovery.
  • Rental period: 6 months
  • Rental fee: CHF 20.-

In 20 minutes through the UB Law

Do you want to get to know the location and its services in an uncomplicated way? We offer a short guided tour for new users, in which we explain everything you might need for your everyday library life: From booking a study space to operating the copy machines to research options, everything is included. Please register by e-mail with a desired date and time and indicate to which target group you belong (students, assistants, doctoral students, external users).

Group Visits

The UB Law has been an attraction for people interested in architecture and visitors from all over the world since its opening in 2004. It can be visited by individuals and smaller groups (up to 5 people) during opening hours without prior registration. Visits from larger groups (from 6 to max. 16 people) are possible only after prior registration and appointment. Contact person: lic iur. Maryam Soliman E-Mail.

All visitors to the library are kindly asked to to be quiet while in the library. Photography without flash for private purposes is allowed on the first floor.

Information about the Location (RAI-E-400)

The collection includes approximately 230'000 books and 600 subscribed periodicals and series. The field of collection includes mainly the national law, the law of neighboring countries (Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein) as well as the Anglo-American legal systems (USA, Great Britain). Publications on Swiss law are acquired as completely as possible. A separate study library, called BASIS, covers the needs of law students for current study literature.
Information on the special holdings of the UB Law (only german)

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Virtual Tour

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