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Zentralbibliothek Zürich: Kantons-, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek

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The Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB) is the cantonal, city and university library of Zurich. With over five million documents and more than half a million visitors per year, the Zentralbibliothek Zürich is one of the largest Swiss libraries. Our website presents different aspects of the ZB – from actual key figures, annual reports, a short history of the library and a quick look at its many collections.

As a university library the Zentralbibliothek Zürich collects scientific literature on all the subjects taught at the University of Zurich, with a special focus on the liberal arts and social sciences. As the Turicensia guardian it collects all publications published by Zurich-based publishing houses, all works of Zurich-based authors and all literature on Zurich itself. As city and cantonal library the ZB also offers a wide selection of popular literature – from travel guides and self-help books to biographies, crime thrillers, DVDs and sound recordings. The ZB's five Special Collections – Department of Prints and Drawings/ Photo Archive, Manuscripts Department, Map Department, Music Department and Rare Book Department – boast a wealth of historical and current archives, bequests, image and sound documents.

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Research portal and NEBIS
With the research portal, the Zentralbibliothek Zürich provides easy and fast access to the NEBIS library catalogue. The Rechercheportal (Research Portal) is a catalogue gateway listing the records of all the libraries in the NEBIS network, including the holdings of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, ETH and the libraries of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. This gateway enables you to search for and order books, e-books, journals, e-journals, audiovisual material, images, music and maps.
Swissbib is the metacatalog of the Swiss university libraries and the Swiss national library.
Stadtbibliothek Schaffhausen: Catalogue BISCH ONLINE
The Stadtbibliothek Schaffhausen (municipal and cantonal library) provides its public domain books for digitisation at Zentralbibliothek Zürich.


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