Collections, Archives

ETH-Bibliothek's collections and archives look after of a broad spectrum of valuable original documents, which can be viewed on site, in exhibitions and on online platforms.

Collection of Astronomical Instruments

  •  Historical instruments

Head: Dr. Stefan Wiederkehr
+41 44 632 21 83
sar.kontakt@library.ethz.ch

Stefan Wiederkehr

Visits by appointment

Collection of Prints and Drawings

  • Collection comprising 160,000 single prints and portfolios by more than 8,500 artists
  • Artwork on paper from the 15th century to the present
  • Prints and drawings by Swiss artists of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Contemporary works on paper by national and international artists
  • Regular exhibitions, tours and lectures
  • Platform: Graphische Sammlung Online (external link)

Head: Dr. Linda Schädler
+41 44 632 40 47
info@gs.ethz.ch

Linda Schädler

Information for visitors to the Collection of Prints and Drawings (external link)

ETH Zurich's Art Inventory

Head: Dr. Stefan Wiederkehr
+41 44 632 21 83
sar.kontakt@library.ethz.ch

Visits by appointment

ETH Zurich University Archives

Head: Christian J. Huber
+41 44 632 07 04
archiv@library.ethz.ch

Christian Huber

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

focusTerra

  • Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich
  • Permanent exhibition, special exhibitions, events, lectures, tours
  • Earthquake simulator

Head: Dr. Ulrike Kastrup
+41 44 632 62 81
info_focusterra@erdw.ethz.ch

Ulrike Kastrup

Information for visitors to focusTerra (external link)

Image Archive

Head: Nicole Graf
+41 44 632 80 81

Nicole Graf

Questions on using the resources
+41 44 632 07 97
bildarchiv@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Maps

  • Topographical and subject-based maps from the 20th and 21st centuries with scientific-technical content
  • Atlases and books, relief maps and globes, CD-ROMs
  • Swisstopo geodata and orthophotographs
  • Platform: Kartenportal.CH (external link)

Head: Dr. Meda Diana Hotea
+41 44 632 93 07

Meda Hotea

Questions on using the resources
+41 44 632 72 48
karten@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Material Collection

  • Publicly accessible exhibition
  • Systematically registered samples of building materials
  • Focus on the built environment. Samples of historical basics as well as innovative materials
  • Online database with information on history, manufacture, use and different technical aspects

Head: Markus Joachim

Markus Joachim

Curator: Andreas Reimann
+41 44 633 28 28
materialsammlung@library.ethz.ch

Information for usage in the Material Collection

Max Frisch Archive

Head: Tobias Amslinger+41 44 632 40 35 mfa@library.ethz.ch

Tobias Amslinger

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Website Max Frisch Archive (external link)

Rare Books

Head: Dr. Meda Diana Hotea
+41 44 632 93 07
rara@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Thomas Mann Archives

  • Personal library of Thomas Mann
  • Works in German and translations, research library with secondary literature
  • Manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, letters, book editions, images, awards
  • Museum
  • Platform: Archivdatenbank Thomas-Mann-Archiv

Head: Dr. Katrin Bedenig
+41 44 632 40 45
tma@library.ethz.ch

Katrin Bedenig

Information for users and visitors to the Thomas Mann Archives (external link)