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Zentralbibliothek

Zaehringerplatz 6, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 268 31 00
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Amazing infrastructure

Wow!! What a huge library! I went there just because I needed a place to study and I am completely... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
RitaAAlmeida
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Recife, PE
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More attractive Swiss architecture

The Central library is located right next to the Predigerkirche and you can admire the exterior of... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2016
KGB777
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Singapore, Singapore
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The main library of both the city and the University of Zürich, the Central Library is a popular destination for students and general readers, and somewhat of a meeting place. Nice architecture with a section of English-speaking books on the bottom floor.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
8 Mar 2017
“Amazing infrastructure ”
14 Feb 2016
“More attractive Swiss architecture”
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Zaehringerplatz 6, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Wow!! What a huge library! I went there just because I needed a place to study and I am completely in love with that place! In my point of view, offers the best infrastructure that a student can expect from a library.

Thank RitaAAlmeida
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The Central library is located right next to the Predigerkirche and you can admire the exterior of both structures in the same visit. I didn't go inside the library but it appeared to be open when I visited on a Saturday morning in Jan. Solid...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The main central library is located in the Niederdorf area and popular with many of the local students. There are storage lockers inside as bags are not allowed in the main library. Clean restrooms, a café, vending machines and common lobby seating areas where one...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Zurich has too many churches, too much money, lots of students, and way too few faithful parishioners. So it was easy to convert this huge old church into a beautiful large library. Get in early if you want to reserve a seat for a good...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Who still needs libraries in the times of Internet? Well, this one is pretty much used, by students as by other folks. A huge building with a large collection, worth to stroll in and look around, especially as it is located on a nice square...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The Zentralbibliothek or ZB, as its studying users call it, is neither a beatiful building nor does it have overly helpful staff. The entire atmosphere there is stressed. I much prefer the Staatsarchiv on Hönggerberg as a place to study or work.

Thank Fab S
Reviewed 8 November 2013

In the US, a lot of times libraries aren't that quiet. I was surprised at just how quiet and calm the Zentralbibliothek is. There are plenty of areas on each floor to sit to read, study, or write. They have computer desks, regular desks, cubicles,...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 5 June 2013

The library is fascinating, considering the history we can derive from the short descriptions in English accompanying the displays. It would have been better had the tour been bi-lingual: German and English, instead of only German, and would have made the €12/person fee worth it.

Thank Caro M
Reviewed 24 April 2013

i studied in the lecture room for ages. you can enjoy and focus on your lecture/studies without any noise. be aware that even when you put your mobile phone on silent, it won't be tolerated. just fyi...

Thank TheDoovoos
Reviewed 5 February 2013

You need to study in a concentrated atmosphere? GO THERE! I went there nearly everyday during my graduation times. You are being forced to be silent and concentrated because if you ain't, all the studying brains will give you angry looks! Watch out and study...More

Thank ailingm
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