UB Law





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.-

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.