Function, collections, statistics

ETH-Bibliothek, established in 1855, is the largest public natural scientific and technical library in Switzerland and has a major influence on technical developments in Swiss libraries in general.

Function

  • Central university library for ETH Zurich
  • Swiss centre for technical and natural scientific information
  • Provides information for employees and students at ETH Zurich, for members of the public with an interest in technology and science and for companies working in research and development

Task

  • Providing electronic information for members of ETH Zurich
  • Enabling access to information and media from other service providers
  • Obtaining, making available and collecting academic literature
  • Developing and providing innovative services
  • Long-term preservation of ETH Zurich's scientific and cultural heritage in digital form in the ETH Data Archive and advice on data management
  • Implementation of ETH Zurich's open-access policy and support for members of ETH Zurich on open-access publishing
  • Managing the ETH Zurich University Archives and the ETH Board Archives
  • Maintaining and further developing the culturally and historically important collections at ETH Zurich

Collections

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • System-oriented Natural Sciences
  • Management and Social Sciences
Statistics201320142015
Analog resources7 790 6827 905 9569 051 990
Digital resources456 779546 468726 215
Journals
e-journals (licensed or freely accessible)
subscribed journals
 
15 562
5 414
 
17 025
5 401
 
18 158
5 400
Databases144144155
Books, reference works
e-books
printed works (monographs and bound journals)
 
120 835
2 880 476
 
163 909
2 853 837
 
184 537
2 882 123
Dissertations, reports
documents ETH E-Collection
reports and microfiches
 
28 634
2 213 086
 
30 115
2 213 089
 
31 507
2 213 090
Maps
maps and plans
 
333 928
 
335 670
 
337 353
Analog image documents, audiovisual media
image documents
audiovisual media
 
2 067 800
6 586
 
2 206 665
6 815
 
3 319 011
7 776
Digital image documents
Rare Books Collection
Collection of Prints and Drawings ETH Zurich
Image Archive
Max Frisch Archive
Erdwissenschaftliche Sammlungen
 
6 923
13 728
261 267
3 027
 
8 769
18 602
300 477
3 810
 
11 100
22 286
329 311
4 000
2 407
Archival materials in linear metres
Collection of Prints and Drawings ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich University Archives
Max Frisch Archive
Thomas Mann Archives (includes only manuscripts)
 
18
3 564
105
22
 
18
3 715
105
22
 
18
3 852
105
22
Other statistics
Users with active transactions
Abstracts and indices (cumulated)
new acquisitions (analog)
ETH E-Citations (cumulated references)
assigned Digital Object Identifiers DOI (cumulated)
generated scans
 
30 490
176 529
88 905
84 948
729 011
1 830 733
 
29 356
192 723
256 034
103 275
841 160
2 379 496
 
29 176
211 829
1 179 716
117 289
1 047 302
1 921 798
Usage
loans (analog documents)
manual renewals
loans to other libraries (analog documents)
loans from other libraries (analog documents)
number of journal articles (document delivery)
 
300 652
198 855
61 022
94 430
67 460
 
295 139
202 532
58 163
97 162
54 661
 
292 566
209 480
56 215
100 873
49 787
Number of accesses to
library website (visits)
licensed e-journals (pdf downloads)
e-books (pdf downloads)
ETH E-Collection (visits)
E-Periodica (visits)
 e-rara.ch (visits)
databases (sessions, searches)
 
976 221
3 814 850
2 836 437
2 056 808
374 561
 647 720
417 702
 
1 568 214
5 246 336
3 484 070
3 213 537
3 971 222
 844 933
367 008
 
1 526 110
5 072 384
5 215 962
3 285 286
6 108 052
 1 026 664
367 392

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