Zentralbibliothek Zurich – Archive of the Centuries

Zurich's history is brought to life here: temporary exhibitions feature treasures from 15 centuries

The Zentralbibliothek Zurich is one of the largest libraries in Switzerland with over 6 million different media and half a million visitors each year. It contains scientific literature as well as travel guides, novels and guidebooks. It is also a source of documentation and archive of Zurich publications. As one of the city’s oldest cultural institutions, the library is home to numerous historical items that date back to the Middle Ages.

The Zentralbibliothek is also a museum that tells the history of Zurich: temporary exhibitions present various treasures to a diverse audience.

Price

Free admission

Opening Hours

Monday
8.00am – 10.00pm
Tuesday
8.00am – 10.00pm
Wednesday
8.00am – 10.00pm
Thursday
8.00am – 10.00pm
Friday
8.00am – 10.00pm
Saturday
9.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday
9.00am – 7.00pm

Sunday: reading room only
Special opening hours during the holidays
 

Address

Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 538 m 7 min
Zürich Airport 8.7 km 21 min
Zentralbibliothek Zurich
Zähringerplatz 6
8001  Zürich