Collections, Archives

All locations of the ETH Library are reopening

Searches in the on-site holdings of the ETH Library’s Collections and Archives will also be possible. Registration is required. Please note the opening hours for the individual locations.

Further information

ETH Library's collections and archives look after of a broad spectrum of valuable original documents, which can be viewed on site, in exhibitions and on online platforms.

ETH Zurich's Art Inventory

Responsible: Agnese Quadri
+41 44 632 78 21 
sar.kontakt@library.ethz.ch

Visits by appointment

ETH Zurich University Archives

Head: Christian J. Huber
+41 44 632 07 04
archiv@library.ethz.ch

Christian Huber

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich

  • Collection comprising 160,000 single prints and portfolios by more than 8,500 artists
  • Artwork on paper from the 15th century to the present
  • Prints and drawings by Swiss artists of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Contemporary works on paper by national and international artists
  • Regular exhibitions, tours and lectures
  • Platform: Graphische Sammlung Online (external link)

Head: Dr. Linda Schädler
+41 44 632 40 47
info@gs.ethz.ch

Linda Schädler

Information for visitors to the Collection of Prints and Drawings (external link)

Image Archive

Head: Nicole Graf
+41 44 632 80 81

Nicole Graf

Questions on using the resources
+41 44 632 07 97
bildarchiv@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Maps

  • Topographical and subject-based maps from the 20th and 21st centuries with scientific-technical content
  • Atlases and books, relief maps and globes, CD-ROMs
  • Swisstopo geodata and orthophotographs
  • Platform: Kartenportal.CH (external link)

Head: Dr. Meda Diana Hotea
+41 44 632 93 07

Meda Hotea

Questions on using the resources
+41 44 632 72 48
karten@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Material Collection

  • Publicly accessible exhibition
  • Systematically registered samples of building materials
  • Focus on the built environment. Samples of historical basics as well as innovative materials
  • Online database with information on history, manufacture, use and different technical aspects

Head: Markus Joachim
+41 44 633 29 05
mathub@arch.ethz.ch

Markus Joachim

Information for usage of the Material hub

Max Frisch Archive

Head: Dr. Tobias Amslinger+41 44 632 40 35 mfa@library.ethz.ch

Tobias Amslinger

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Website Max Frisch Archive (external link)

Collection of scientific instruments and teaching aids

Head: Dr. Dorothe Zimmermann
+41 44 633 83 18
wil@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives by appointment

Rare Books

Head: Dr. Meda Diana Hotea
+41 44 632 93 07
rara@library.ethz.ch

Usage in the Reading Room Collections and Archives

Thomas Mann Archives

  • Personal library of Thomas Mann
  • Works in German and translations, research library with secondary literature
  • Manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, letters, book editions, images, awards
  • Museum
  • Platform: Archivdatenbank Thomas-Mann-Archiv

Head: Dr. Katrin Bedenig
+41 44 632 40 45
tma@library.ethz.ch

Katrin Bedenig

Information for users and visitors to the Thomas Mann Archives (external link)