Zentralbibliothek, Zurich

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Housed in Predigerkloster, a former Black Friars monastery, Zentralbibliothek serves as the city's main public library, as well as the primary library of the University of Zürich. Pause to admire the mixture of architecture styles, including an adjoining Gothic church tower, before heading in to find a quiet spot to read, work, or browse the Internet with the free Wi-Fi. The library holds a huge collection of fiction, non-fiction, and academic texts, along with magazines, DVDs, and more. Due to its popularity with students, the working spaces library often fills up, so head there early to ensure you find a place. Put Zentralbibliothek and other Zurich attractions into our Zurich day trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My husband & I had already had a good walk around the old part of Zurich and were looking for somewhere to read our kindles for a couple of hours before catching a train. The central library was the p...  more »
  • 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 expec...  more »
  • Tradition and modern coexist wonderfully beautiful library. Unlike other countries, libraries are actually full of people who are using the hard thing was more impressive. City tour of once deulreobogireul.
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  • Very few silent spaces to study. While the architecture is nice, it doesn't give you the feel of a library like new York city main library does. Also, there are hardly any electrical outlets to plug in. The study area upstairs can get extremely hot due to the sun roof.
  • Great archive that goes more than 5 stores beneath the earth!
  • Most known library and building is fantastic. Really nice!
  • Really nice place to study.
  • the architecture alone is really fascinating. and of course as the biggest library for a few hundred km in every direction it has a certain appeal.

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