Library users are allowed to borrow up to 20 items at one time. The lending period is 28 days, which is twice automatically extended to a further 28 days, as long as there are no reservations for the books. At the end of this period, you may renew the book three times for a further 28 days each time, but they may be recalled if in demand by other users. Media must be returned by the end of the lending period. If not, users may be liable to fines.




1st reminder (end of loan period + 14 days)

Fr. 10.-

2nd reminder (1st reminder + 14 days)

Fr. 20.-

3rd reminder (2nd reminder + 14 days)

Fr. 35.-

Borrowing restrictions

The following medias are not available for borrowing:

  • Journals
  • Books marked with "nicht ausleihbar"
  • Annual reports/business reports
  • Press articles
  • Books of the Seminar Collections


You can reserve documents that are currently on loan either through your library account or at the lending desk.

Returning books

You can return documents at the circulation desk at the library or by post. The library of Business Administration is not responsible for any loss, delay or other difficulties which may arise during transportation. Documents must be handled with care and returned undamaged. The most recent borrower will be held liable for any damage. If you are looking for a particular book, which is not available at our Library, we can order it for you from another library.


Membership is open to all students and persons otherwise affiliated to the University of Zurich, as well as members of the public. Registration is free of charge on proof of identity, such as student card or other valid ID (with photograph).

You can register online or personally at a lending desk. If you registered online, you need to verify your identity at a library.

Change of adress

If your address has changed, you need to report this to a librarian as soon as possible or change it yourself in your online library account. Fees will be charged even when the letter returns undeliverable.