Earth Sciences Library

ETH Library to reopen at two locations from 8 June 2020

Currently the ETH Library at the Zentrum (HG) and the Architecture and Civil Engineering Library at Hönggerberg campus (HIL) are open. You can order media from all our libraries and pick them up at the HG or HIL. Please note that it may take longer than 24 hours to get your orders ready for collection, as we only work with a limited number of staff in the still closed units.

More information

Earth Sciences Library is a Special Library affiliated to the ETH Library and open to the public.



The holdings can be researched using ETH Library's Search Portal (external link).Freely accessible documents:

  • 23 600 books and bound journals
  • 24 000 maps relating to geology and earth sciences (mainly of Europe and Switzerland)
  • Subscription to 190 journals



  • Information: advice, counselling, help with searches
  • Customer Service: new registrations, renewing your library user, cardfees, reminders



  • 45 study spaces with Wireless LAN (external link)
  • 5 relax armchairs
  • 2 public workstations (personal login required)
  • 1 ETH Print Service multifunctional device (scan to email and copy without nethz-login; print from personal device with nethz-login; b/w, colour)
  • 1 scanner, A3
  • Lockers