Journals request

Due to the closure of the library and the switch to the new 'swisscovery' system,
are suspended until 31 January 2021.

New R1 shelf
Please note: open-shelf journals are now available in the library

In the reading room, on the new R1 and R2 shelves, the following journals are now open-shelf available:

  • A+U (all issues since 1996)
  • Abitare (1970)
  • Archi (all issues since 1998)
  • Architectural design (all issues since 1970)
  • Architectural record (all issues since 1970)
  • L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui (all issues since 1970)
  • AV monografías (all issues since 2000)
  • Bauwelt (all issues since 1979, except for 1992)
  • Casabella (all issues since 1970)
  • Domus (all issues since 1970)
  • Rivista tecnica (all issues since 1970)
  • Werk, Bauen + Wohnen (all issues since 1980)

(See also the .pdf attachment in the right menu)

You can pick up issues belonging to these collections by yourself, without filling in the request form.

Personal information
To contact the loan service:
Each reader is allowed to place ten requests per day.
Readers need to fill in the form using data checked against library catalogues, bibliographic databases or references from authoritative sources. Ambiguous or incomplete requests will not be fulfilled.
The requested documents need to be collected within 72 hours from request time. Readers who fail to collect requested documents will be fined CHF 5.- per document.

Delivery time:

Request day Request time Withdrawal
Monday-Thursday before 10am after 12am
between 10am and 3pm after 5pm
after 3pmafter 12am of the following working day
Friday before 10am after 12am
between 10am and 3pm after 5pm
after 3pm after 12am of the following Monday
Saturday-Sunday after 12am of the following Monday
This form is reserved for journals. Books must be requested using the appropriate online form.