UB Law





The UB Law is a reference library with restricted lending. Employees of the Faculty of Law are entitled to borrow items. Doctoral students with an assigned work place also receive a borrowing authorization upon request.

Application Borrowing Authorization

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.

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.


Application forms for the permanent rental of a locker are available at the reception desk.

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.