This page provides an overview of all forms of access to the freely available data from ETH Library's holdings.
Depending on which data you are interested in, we offer a direct entry point via the individual platform or downloads of predefined data packets. Contact us if you are unable to find what you are looking for or require special data packets.
ETH Library's digital copies are accessible via various online platforms with digital documents.
Downloads of entire metadata sets, referred to as "bulk data", are provided as compressed zip files.
|Metada set||Date||Format||File size|
|All (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||628 MB|
|Monographs (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||549 MB|
|Series (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||14 MB|
|Journals (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||17 MB|
|Map material (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||24 MB|
|Rare books (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||8.7 MB|
Metadate sets from selected holdings
|ETH Zurich University Archives||Date||Format||File size|
|Hs 1056 correspondence C. G. Jung (external link) (zip file)||08/2017||CSV||792 kB|
|Max Frisch Archive||Date||Format||File size|
|Primary literature (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||44 kB|
|Secondary literature (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||348 kB|
|Translations (external link) (zip file)||09/2017||MARCXML||93 kB|
As standard practice, access to data from a vast range of libraries (e.g. Library of Congress) and service providers (e.g. OCLC Cataloging Service) is possible with the Z39.50/SRU Client (external link).
The database of the Network of Libraries and Information Centers in Switzerland (NEBIS) is already on the existing master list and can easily be added. NEBIS is a library network, the catalogue of which also contains ETH Library’s bibliographical metadata. The search result is therefore not restricted to ETH Library's data.
As standard practice, a search by title, author, subject, ISBN, ISSN, record number and keyword is possible. The formats MARC21 and XML can be issued.
When a search is launched, the client issues a list of datasets that can then be downloaded individually or in full in the preselected format.
The list of hits (and therefore also the download) is restricted to a maximum of 5,000 search results.