Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Zurich  /  Zurich  /  Miscellaneous  /  Zentralbibliothek Zürich
Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Zurich
(4/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Housed in Predigerkloster, a former Black Friars monastery, Zentralbibliothek Zürich 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. Use our Zurich itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Zentralbibliothek Zürich and other attractions in Zurich.
Create a full Zurich itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Zurich

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Zurich by other users

18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Europe, Middle East & Asia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Luxembourg & Switzerland BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, teens, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Switzerland & Tromso BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Switzerland & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I have a great steeple's unusual building is the Church. I know that Word library why? Would like a steeple building and next to the line. It was there that I met a girl, give her a Pestalozzi Park, where it is muleobwassda. She gave me a long or hard work, to explain. If not, he will reach the Park. Zurich people is so friendly.
    View original
  • The Central Library, short dial, has a very wide range. Can be found practically on all topics slightly and using Internet research and you will quickly find the books relative the order system. The location close to the University of Zurich and ETH is of course ideal for students. Further, it offers many jobs.
    View original
  • Central Library, which is located in the old Town Hall quarter is considered second in Switzerland by number of funds. The library has more than five million items. Library is not only a city library, but also the Canton library and the University Library.
    View original
Google
  • Great archive that goes more than 5 stores beneath the earth!
  • Most known library and building is fantastic. Really nice!
  • Super Lernplätze! Rucksäcke und Taschen bleiben draussen. Getränke sind erlaubt. Während den Prüfungszeiten der Uni überfüllt.
  • 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.
  • The ideal place to make a research to the "Old School" techniques: real books :-)
    View original