The E-Lending service is geared towards external library customers who aren't members of ETH Zurich (students and staff) and want to borrow scientific e-books electronically.


More than 53,000 scientific e-books from diverse specialist fields are available. The publishing houses deGruyter, Emerald, Morgan & Claypool, Springer and World Scientific currently provide their e-books for loans. The service is to be expanded continuously.


  • Borrow e-books electronically, anytime, anyplace
  • Choose from more than 53,000 scientific e-books from ETH Library's holdings
  • Load complete e-books onto your preferred reader in PDF or ePub format
  • Read the e-books borrowed for up to 8 days


The use of this service requires a one-off registration and a residence in Switzerland.

Please register on libraries.ch (external link).


Detailed information on the usage and technical requirements is provided in the instructions.