Libraries & Book Exchanges

Zentralbibliothek
Main public library with a reading room and wide offering of English books. You must be over 16 years old to register. Borrowing books is free. Open Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00 and Saturday 08:00-16:00. Zaehringerplatz 6, 8001 Zurich.
WAC Library
Womens Activity Club - English books, DVDs and videos. Call for opening times. Winterthurerstrasse 18, 8610 Uster.
Swiss library for blind and visually handicapped people
This library is free to the public, and offers Braille and large print books along with musical instruments and games for all ages. Items are sent by mail. At Grubenstrasse 12, 8045 Zurich.
Main Library of University Zurich
Research, study and medical library with wide range of English reading material. Research Monday to Friday, 08:30-17:30, study and medical libraries Monday to Friday 08:00.20:00. Strickhofstrasse 35, 8057 Zurich.
Israeli Library and Information Center
Information for Kosher life in Zurich and Switzerland. Located at Lavaterstrasse 33, 8002 Zurich.
American Women’s Club Library
The AWCZ library houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, DVDs, magazines and audio books. There is both an adult and a childrens library. Schoentalstrasse 8, 8004 Zurich.
ETH-Bibliothek
The Bibliothek is the largest library in Switzerland and the main library of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Specialising in science and technology. Open Monday-Friday, 7:00-21:45, Saturday 09:00-16:45 Service is free of charge. Raemistrasse 1
Pestalozzi-Bibliothek Zurich
Library with 15 location in Zurich open to the public. No lending charges for children. Wide selection of foreign language literature. Open Monday-Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-16:00.
Library of the Kunsthaus
Social academic library for modern art and art history from the 19th to 21st centuries. Open Monday-Friday 13:00-18:00. Ramistrasse 45, 8001 Zurich.
Museumsgesellschaft
Private library with a variety of English books. The reading room contains English and American newspapers and periodicals. Reading room hours are Monday to Saturday 09:00-21:30 and Sunday 10:00-21:30. Limmatquai 62, 8022 Zurich.

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