Self-Access Center Hönggerberg

ETH Zurich / Heidi Hostettler

The Self-Access Center provides media and advice on learning languages autonomously and together with others. There is also a varied programme (external link), including language get-togethers, learning workshops, book clubs or film and games nights. The Self-Access Center is open to the public and based on a collaboration between ETH Library and the Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.


  • German as a foreign language
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Language courses available for borrowing in ETH Library's holdings


  • Learning materiall
  • Literature; easy readers
  • Language programmes
  • Language magazines
  • Reference works
  • Films (DVD)
  • Audiobooks
  • Games

Media in the Self-Access Center Hönggerberg

Searching and Using

  • Choose your documents on site or search via ETH Library's Search Portal (external link).
  • Audiobooks, magazines, films and literature can be borrowed. All other media can be used on site.
  • Loans and returns are possible up to fifteen minutes before closing time.


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Related Informations Self-Access Center Hönggerberg

Address, contact, opening hours

Peter-Debye-Weg 13 (Hönggerberg)
HWW C 21
8049 Zurich

+41 44 633 20 50

Semester opening hours
Mon–Fri 12.00–20.00

Semester break opening hours
Mon–Fri 12.00–18.00

Questions to loan and library services
+41 44 633 29 06

Technical responsibility
Dr. Anna Dal Negro
Language Center University and ETH Zurich
Head of Self-Access Center

+41 44 634 25 85

Librarian responsibility

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Joachim
Head Information and Learning Environments