A login comprising a username and password is required for use of the E-Lending service.
- ETH alumni, library customers and guests who are not members of ETH Zurich:
Please contact the library staff at the InfoCenter of the ETH Library in person for your login. Register in advance at libraries.ch.
- Customers who already have a login for the research stations at the ETH Library:
you can use this login for the E-Lending platform, and will not need to register separately.
- Members of ETH Zurich:
do not use the E-Lending service, but access licensed e-books in the ETH network.
Please note that no other university logins are valid.
The E-Lending content can be found by searching in the ETH Library @ swisscovery research portal.
Filter the search results with the “Data source” function on the left-hand side:
Alternatively, you can use the advanced search to search specifically for e-books available for borrowing.
If you would like to see details (table of contents, etc.) of the selected e-book, click on the title of the book. Then click on the link “Access via E-Lending” to borrow the book.
You will now be taken to the ProQuest platform. Customers who are not members of ETH Zurich will need to choose the option libraries.ch in the selection window.
You will need a libraries.ch login to log in.
You can now read the e-book online, download individual chapters permanently as a PDF or borrow the whole book for up to eight days.
Four options are available in the navigation for online reading:
Please note that the loan length may vary depending on the book.
Full download (max. eight days)
You can download e-books to your computer, which will enable you to read them offline during the loan period. You can also save individual chapters permanently.
All e-books are available in PDF format, and some also in ePub format. Please select the required format. (More information about ePub from the
You will need to install the free software Adobe Digital Editions in advance in order to be able to read the e-books on your computer or notebook.
Would you like to read e-books from our E-Lending service while on the move? You can download and read e-books using the Bluefire Reader app.