Our library services for students at the University of Lucerne.
Regular opening hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 - 21:30
7:45 - 15:30
Divergent opening hours
Please consult always updated dates on the website of the ZHB (especially for local holidays and summer openings).
For students of the University as well as of the PH Lucerne there are supplementary Sunday openings during the learning phase.
As a rule, the library is closed during the first two weeks of August. During this period our local holdings can then be ordered to our location at Sempacherstrasse.
Reduced summer opening hours
In July and the second half of August, we close as early as 18:30.
Contact & Advice
We are here for you - by phone, by (e-)mail or on site at the information desk.
Tel +41 41 349 76 00
An overview of our services is also available by download.
Tips for research in all university subjects and contacts to our subject librarians:
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Economics and Management
Search for Media
The research platform swisscovery offers access to the entire scientific media stock of Switzerland: swisscovery.slsp.ch
The scientific media holdings of Central Switzerland can be searched on swisscovery RZS: rzs.swisscovery.slsp.ch
For your studies at the University of Lucerne we recommend access via ZHB/Uni/PH View: rzs-uniph.swisscovery.org.
And please have a look at our information sheet for your literature search.
The semester literature selected by the lecturers of the University Lucerne is located on separately marked shelves. It can be consulted there until the end of June or the end of January. The literature in these course reserves is not available for loan.
For your search for literature there are also databases, e-journals, e-books, and e-newspapers.
On site you have automatically access to these resources. Off-campus access is via VPN client.
If you need a specific media that we do not have in our inventory, we are happy to receive your media request.
Manage your literature with a literature management program such as Zotero or Citavi. We offer corresponding courses within the framework of WISSEN+ (mostly in German). Please consult our information desk if you need help in english.