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ZHB Lucerne, Sempacherstrasse, after the renovation in 2019 (Photo: ZHB Lucerne)
The entrance to the open access library in the ZHB Lucerne, renovated in 2019 (Photo: Luzerner Zeitung)

The world of books

In 1951, the two public libraries of Lucerne, the cantonal library and the city public library, were combined to form the new Lucerne central library (Zentralbibliothek Luzern) located at Vögeligärtli on 10 Sempacherstrasse. In 1997, the name of the library was changed to Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern ZHB (Lucerne central and university library), to reflect the opening of the Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz (University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland), which is today the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

You can find out more about this in the audio contribution or in the complete text "The world of books".