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    Our Summer Opening Hours 2024

    From 1 July to 1 September 2024, some UB locations will have different opening hours or will be closed. 

  • Nature Research Journals: Article allocation reached

    Our article allocation for free Open Access publishing in Nature Research journals for the year 2024 has been reached. 

  • UB Psychology is now accessible 365 days a year

    From now on, members of the University of Zurich can use the UB Psychology every day from 7am to 11pm.

  • UB Sciences will now be accessible 365 days a year

    From 6 May at midday, members of the University of Zurich can use the UB Sciences every day from 7am to 11pm.

  • Video Streaming for UZH Members

  • Easter: Maundy Thursday 16.00 to Easter Monday closed

  • Friday 22.3. - BiblioWeekend @University Library Zurich

    This year's BiblioWeekend is all about food. We offer cultural-scientific perspectives on it.

  • UB courses spring semester 24

    Our course program for the spring semester 24 is online. The most important courses at a glance.

  • 1st Diamond Open Access Conference in Switzerland

    Welcome to Switzerland's first national Diamond Open Access Conference.

  • Scite.ai - now available at UZH

    UZH members now have free access to "Scite.ai". The AI tool makes it easier to find and evaluate the content of academic papers.

  • ACS: Quota for Open Access articles has been reached for 2023

    Open Access publishing under the agreement with American Chemical Society (ACS) will be possible again for members of the University of Zurich from 2024 onwards.

  • UB Germanistik und Skandinavistik Treppe

    UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literatur and UB Plant Sciences are now «Open Libraries»

    As of 16 October 2023, the UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literature (in the Zentrum) and the UB Plant Sciences (in the Seefeld) are accessible to UZH members even outside service hours.

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    Wiley: Quota for Open Access articles used up for 2023

    Open Access publishing under the agreement with Wiley will be possible again for members of the University of Zurich from 2024 onwards. Publication via the green Open Access route will continue to be possible free of charge via the institutional repository ZORA.

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    October and November 2023: Access to all Thieme medical e-book textbooks

    In October and November 2023, you receive access to more than 300 medical textbooks from Thieme Verlag as well as an extensive number of media files.

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    Book Flea Market on 26.10.2023

    On Thursday, 26.10.2023, from 10:00am until 4:00pm, the UB book flea market will take place in the atrium of the main building. Here you can buy new and old books at a price of 5 francs per kilo.

  • UB Events Fall Semester

    Our course program for the fall semester 23 is online. The most important event series at a glance.

  • Campus Oerlikon goes «Open Library»

    As of now, our 5 locations on the Oerlikon campus are accessible to UZH members outside of service hours. 

  • Whit Monday closed

  • Friday 24.3. - BiblioWeekend at the UB: Three Journeys of World Discovery

    On March 24, we will host three after-work talks on the Irchel campus and take you on three journeys of discovery around the world. The occasion is the nationwide "BiblioWeekend".

  • UB becomes «Open Library»

    As of now, 5 UB Zurich locations are also accessible outside of service hours. By the end of 2023, we want to run another 18 library locations as «Open Libraries».

  • Update swisscovery

    The layout of the swisscovery platform has been adapted again. This changes the ordering channels. 

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    Event series on Open Science

    On February 24, our Open Sciences Services will launch a new Lunch & Learn event series on topics related to Open Science. 

  • New Exhibition "Naturwissen schaffen"

    The UB Natural Sciences presents an exhibition on the Zurich polymath Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733).

  • New Read & Publish Agreements from 2023

    Starting in 2023, UZH researchers can benefit from paying open access fees to additional publishers.

  • OUP: New R&P Agreement

    The UB and ZB Zurich will once again have access to journal articles published in 2022. The new license also includes a Read & Publish agreement.

  • Christmas Season: Opening Hours

    An overview of our opening hours over Christmas and New Year.

  • The Swiss library statistics 2022 are available

    The Swiss library statistics were published on 6.12.2022. The statistics provide interested parties with information on the structure, functioning and development of libraries.

  • swisscovery: New Layout

    Die Bedienoberfläche der Rechercheplattform swisscovery erscheint ab Montag, 14.11.2022 in einem neuen Layout und bietet neue Funktionen. Dadurch verändert sich der Bestellprozess.  

  • E-Library access new with SWITCH edu-ID

    From now on, access to our e-library via EZproxy is no longer done with the UZH short name, but with the SWITCH edu-ID.

  • Taylor&Francis: article allowance for 2022 is reached

    UZH members will only be able to publish OA articles free of charge in the journals of the publisher Taylor&Francis again from 2023. 

  • Games Month: play in the library

    Throughout November, we'll be offering board games, digital games, and collaborative jigsaws at various UB locations.

  • As of November: UB Law Extended Opening Hours

    The UB Law will have longer opening hours as of November.

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    Book Flea Market on 27.10.2022

    On 27.10.2022, the UB book flea market will take place in the atrium of the main building. Here you can buy new and old books at a price of 5 francs per kilo. 

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    Wiley: article allowance for 2022 is reached

    UZH members will only be able to publish OA articles free of charge in the hybrid journals of the publisher Wiley again from 2023.

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    De Gruyter: Publication fees are waived for UZH researchers

    Researchers at the University of Zurich can now publish open access publications with the publisher De Gruyter free of charge.

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    LaRS: New Swiss repository for linguistic data

    The Language Repository of Switzerland - LaRS for short - has been online since September 2022. Linguistics researchers can now archive and publish their research data free of charge with LaRS.

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    Wanted: 3D print projects

    We are holding a 3D printing competition at Campus Irchel. Submit in your 3D object and win a voucher. 

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    Coffee Lectures HS 22

    Our new Coffee Lectures series starts on October 4th. Be up to date on swisscovery and discover our scientific toolkit.

  • Forschungsapparat

    Research Collection

    Ab sofort können UZH-Mitarbeitende einen Forschungsapparat (FA) erstellen lassen. So können Dokumente aus der eigenen Standort-Bibliothek länger behalten werden, als dies mit einer normalen Ausleihe möglich ist.

  • Gender Studies

    New subject information page

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    Out Now: Our English Website

    Now you can access the complete content of our website in English. We look forward to your visit!

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    UZH supports the "Science Europe" initiative

    The University of Zurich supports the "Diamond Open Access Action Plan", which aims to promote sustainable, equitable and scholar:led Diamond Open Access publishing.

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    Open Science Summer School 2022

    On July 11-15, the UZH Open Science Summer School 2022 will take place for the second time

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    Our Summer Opening Hours

    From July 18 to September 4, 2022, some UB locations will have different opening hours or will be closed. 

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    Simplified interlibrary loan