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Freely accessible information services can be used by all users, customers regardless of the IP rangeaddress.

When Please note the following aspects when using electronic media, please note the following:

Network-dependent access

  • Members of ETH Zurich can access fee-based electronic media or those licensed by the ETH Library from the ETH sub-networks (e-journals, databases, e-books, etc.) for which a fee is charged or which are licensed by ETH Library from the sub-networks of ETH Zurich.All external users can access media in the public areas of .
  • Access for all external customers is possible only on the premises of the ETH Library.


Direct access is only possible from the main networks of ETH Zurich (in some cases proxy still required):

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  • 2001:67c:10ec::/48 

In all other cases, Public VPN or alternatively must be used.

Check whether the IP address for your computer is within the ETH Zurich network structure: Check your IP address

For access via an external provider (ADSL, Cablecom, iPass) you should also use Public VPN or

Access to databases and e-journals


with password

In some exceptional cases, a user ID and password are required for access to access databases and e-journals. Members of ETH Zurich can Zurich will find the relevant corresponding information in the protected area:   Login information for databases and e-journals. Please use log in using your ETH login.
If you are an external customers, please External customers should contact the library staff on-site in person or via e-mail at to


Fast and convenient literature search

Clicking Click on the Link Resolver link resolver button (ETH Get it) in a database , takes you to the full text availability in ETH-Bibliothek @ swisscovery 

Legal notes

For electronic media for which a fee is charged, ETH Library has entered into licensing agreements with the relevant providers. These define the terms and conditions of use, taking account of current or the Online Resource link in the ETH Library @ swisscovery to access a service page with further links for options for obtaining the required document.

Legal information

For fee-based electronic media, the ETH Library has licence agreements with the respective providers that stipulate terms and conditions of use based on aspects such as copyright law.
The following applies in general points apply to the use of these media:

  • Full text versions may The full texts must only be printed out or saved for personal use or and for research purposes. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited.
  • The systematic Systematic downloading of articles, e-books or other full text versions, or of texts, as well as search results, especially in particular by using robots or similar software, is prohibited.Articles and other electronic media may not be passed on to third parties or used commercially, in either electronic or printed form.