Architecture and Civil Engineering Library

Current courses at the Architecture and Civil Engineering Library:

Please contact us directly for a personal consultation.

Architecture and Civil Engineering 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).

100,000 freely accessible documents and media:

  • Books and reference works
  • Subscription to 580 journals
  • Topographical and themed maps
  • Legal commentaries and construction standards
  • Technical company and product documentation
  • Physical Material Collection for research and teaching in the field of building sciences. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Architecture.


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


  • 150 study spaces with network access
  • Wireless LAN (external link)
  • 8 public workstations (personal login required)
  • 3 flatbed scanners, A3 (2 PCs, 1 Mac)
  • 2 photocopiers, A3 with scan function, black-and-white/scan in colour
  • 1 printer, A4, black-and-white
  • 1 ETH Print Service multifunctional device (scan to email/USB, print from personal device, copy; b/w, colour; with nethz-login)
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 video player
  • Lockers for a day (key available at the information desk)

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Address, contact, opening hours

Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zurich
Site map (external link)

Mon–Fri 8.00–21.00
Special opening hours

+41 44 633 29 06

Library issues
Olivier Gygi
+41 44 633 31 60 
+41 44 632 75 37


Subject questions

Subject specialist for architecture, urban and spatial planning
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Joachim
+41 44 633 29 05

Markus Joachim

Content of course
Petra Gehrmann
+41 44 633 29 04

Petra Gehrmann