Earth Sciences Library

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

Earth Sciences 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).Freely accessible documents:

  • 23 600 books and bound journals
  • 24 000 maps relating to geology and earth sciences (mainly of Europe and Switzerland)
  • Subscription to 190 journals



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



  • 45 study spaces with Wireless LAN (external link)
  • 5 relax armchairs
  • 2 public workstations (personal login required)
  • 1 ETH Print Service multifunctional device (scan to email and copy without nethz-login; print from personal device with nethz-login; b/w, colour)
  • 1 scanner, A3
  • Lockers