Registered users can order and borrow documents and copies.
Order documents and copies via ETH Library's Search Portal.
You can reserve documents that are currently on loan.
FAQ for members of ETH Zurich
You will receive a notification as soon as your document is ready for you at the desired collection point. You won't receive a notification if the document is not currently loaned and your collection point matches the location of the book. Additionally, you can check your user account anytime and see if ordered documents are ready for you.
Receive information via your mobile phone. We will send you a message as soon as the documents are ready for collection.
You can set up this service on the registration form or in your user account.
If you are an employee of ETH Zurich, a member of the ETH Alumni Association and the ETH Board, please be aware that a fee will be charged for the postal delivery of documents from the Zentralbibliothek Zurich and libraries belonging to University of Zurich. Fees
The documents will be held for you for 7 days.
Contact the circulation desk before the end of the period for collection.
If you would like the documents you have ordered to be sent by post, please contact Customer Service at the circulation desk.
The loan period for borrowed documents will be extended twice automatically, unless they have been reserved. If a document is still not required by other users after then, you can renew it yourself online. Sign in on ETH Library's Search Portal and go to "My Account", to renew the loan period of your documents.
The loan period for documents borrowed through the interlibrary loan system can be extended here: interlibrary loan.
You can return your documents from the NEBIS circulation network and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich at the circulation desk at ETH Library (exceptions: Museumsgesellschaft MUG and all libraries belonging to University of Zurich).
A confirmation of the return will be issued on request.
List of libraries in the NEBIS network: The libraries of the lending network are marked with an icon.
If you would like to return documents by post, we recommend sending them by registered post. ETH Library is not responsible for any loss, delay or other difficulties which may arise during transportation.
Documents must be handled with care and returned undamaged. The most recent borrower will be held liable for any damage.
Reminder fees of the current month can be paid in cash at the Circulation Desk for documents of the
The following month, unpaid fees will be invoiced by ETH Zurich via payment order.