HBZ-Services during corona crisis

Lean Library! - easy access to e-media for members of UZH and USZ

The literature supply and consulting remains guaranteed!

Ordering books

Books from the Main Library collection can be ordered via the library catalogue (step-by-step instructions). Contrary to the display in the library catalogue (postal delivery CHF 12.-) this service of the Main Library is free of charge for UZH members of MNF, MeF and members of University Hospitals.

Before you order books: Log into your user account and check your address details. Please enter your current address to ensure the parcel will be delivered to you.

UZH members of other faculties use the services of their institute or faculty library and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich.

No reminders and overdue notices will be sent for the time of closure.

Book returns

Borrowed books do not have to be returned as long as the locations of the Main Library are closed. Books can be returned by mail at any time. People on the waiting list for the next loan benefit from such returns.

Borrowers cover the costs of book returns.

Ordering articles

Articles from journals can be ordered using the order from of the Main Library. This service of the Main Library is free of charge for UZH members of MNF, MeF and members of University Hospitals.


The Main Library is committed to providing a growing temporary offer and recommendations for teaching in addition to the regularly licenced E-Media portfolio. Please note the information on use of e-media.

University lecturers in natural sciences, informatics and medicine: E-book acquisition requests for digital learning will be fulfilled whenever possible.

Temporary offers and selected e-media for digital learning and teaching:

Subject E-media offer

publishers offering their holdings with improved conditions (upgrade to unlimited access or free access) during the corona crisis

Medicine Thieme eRef Zahnmedizin im Test (german)
Medicine Bates' Physical Examination Videos
Medicine Elsevier ClinicalKey Student (german E-books)

Data Services & Open Access

The HBZ continues to support you in these topics despite the closing of the library and can be reached by e-mail. Within UZH, the Data Services and Open Access teams can also be contacted via Microsoft teams.