E-books, books

ETH Library provides electronic and printed holdings of books, reference works and language courses.

E-books (electronic books)


Books published before 1900

Digital textbook collection

Textbooks and standard works in digital form relating to all subjects

Reference works

  • Online reference works
  • Printed reference works relating to the subject areas of ETH Zurich: reference collection at the ETH Library's InfoCenter
  • Printed bibliographical reference works: reference collection in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Reference collection Study and Career Development

Language courses

  • Search and order via ETH Library's Search Portal. You can collect the language courses at the circulation desk.
  • German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and other languages from all over the world
  • Various levels of difficulty (e.g. preparation for examinations)
  • Mostly supplemented by multimedia aids such as CD, CD-ROM or video
  • Self-Access Center Hönggerberg: various printed and audio-visual media to teach yourself a language