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Address: Zaehringerplatz 6, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 268 31 00
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The main library of both the city and the University of Zürich, the Central...

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.

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Where lots of young students vist

As it is conveniently located near the Zurich university as well as the major high schools this place is filled with young people. It is located between Limmat river and the hill... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2012
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Largest public library in Switzerland, it is free of charge and you can enter without issue. You could even use the Internet if you wish.

Thank Lorant80
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

As it is conveniently located near the Zurich university as well as the major high schools this place is filled with young people. It is located between Limmat river and the hill of university. About 15 minutes on foot from Zurich Central station. The people working at this library seem to be very professional and helpful, althogh you might find... More 

Thank VincentePaulo
Kusnacht, Switzerland
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

If you need any information - I am sure you can find it here. I loved the well organized aspect of finding a book either in person, or in the privacy of my own home where I can order a book and have it reserved for me. Great!

Thank heavycat69
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

If you're looking for something in the book category, you're probably going to find it there.

Thank Xone
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89 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Whenever I need a book - fiction or non-fiction, popular or scientific - I check the Zentral library.

Thank green_Tibet
Geneva, Switzerland
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2012

If you are looking for a place to study in town, that's the place to go. You can also order books with the library card.

Thank nuitdepluie
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I haven't been for years but was very impressed when I went. They have a huge library with computers and a very efficient system for checking out books

Thank chakotaylor
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

excellent english book section in lower level - great for expats & often has a free exhibit that is interesting - can use the restroom and lockers if you need them

Thank shawntinker
Zurich, Switzerland
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Where to find the prettiest people in Zurich. Whoever is studying in Zurich is using the Central Library. For students and avid readers who want to find rare and in cases truly antique books this is the place to go.After perusing ancient tomes this avis reader loves to rest his weary eyes on the beautiful young ladies getting in the... More 

Thank RudolfTheSwiss

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