Green 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.

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Flexible group study spaces for 4 to 10 people (either a large or 2 small rooms) and lounge corner

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


The holdings can be searched using ETH Library's Search Portal (external link).

50,000 freely accessible documents:

  • Subscription to 530 journals
  • Climatic maps of Switzerland
  • National maps of Switzerland
  • Reference works
  • Textbook collection
  • Bibliographies in printed form and on CD-ROM


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


  • 90 study spaces with network access (in some cases via Ethernet and all via Wireless LAN (external link))
  • 3 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)
  • Lockers for a day and permanent lockers