Self-Access Centre Hönggerberg

ETH Library to reopen at two locations from 8 June 2020

Currently, the ETH Library at the Zentrum (HG) and the Architecture and Civil Engineering Library at Hönggerberg campus (HIL) are open. You can order media from all our libraries and pick them up at the HG or HIL. Please note that it may take longer than 24 hours to get your orders ready for collection, as we only work with a limited number of staff in the still closed units.

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ETH Zurich / Heidi Hostettler

Besides language courses and coaching the Language Centre of UZH and ETH Zurich offers also courses in English on academic writing and talking, on giving academic speeches as well as on presenting academic posters. The Self-Access Centre provides media and advice on learning languages autonomously and together with others. There is also a varied event program (external link)


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

Language courses available for borrowing in ETH Library's holdings (external link)


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

Media in the Self-Access Center Hönggerberg

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  • All media can be borrowed or used on site.


  • Help Desk
  • Tandem learning
  • Information events on language certificates
  • Language get-togethers
  • Language workshops
  • Book clubs
  • Game events
  • Film nights
  • EXTRAordinary – Learning languages at the Swiss National Museum

More information can be found on the Language Center’s website (external link).


In order to learn further languages, please visit the Self-Learning Center Zentrum (external link) or find out about the courses (external link) of the Language Center.

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Address, contact, opening hours

Campus Hönggerberg
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
HIL E 2 (Architecture and Civil Engineering Library)

8093 Zurich
Site map (external link)

Mon–Fri 8.00–21.00
Special opening hours

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

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

+41 44 633 20 50

Librarian responsibility

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