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The Infodesk is the first place for all visitors of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center. Here your questions will get answered or you will be directed to a scientific expert. The Infodesk is also the place where you can borrow books or pick up the books you have ordered. More information can be found here.

Document Delivery and Courier Services

All media that can be found and ordered via the Wissensportal and NEBIS can be sent for free via the Courier service to the Information Center (ETH-HCI), where you can pick them up. If you want to have media from the “Zentralbibliothek” shipped to the Info Center – then this requires a special set-up of your library account (possible only for Master students and above).

There are still some libraries that do not yet offer shipping their media via the Courier Service even though the holdings can be ordered via NEBIS. Those libraries are

• Main Library University Zürich („Forschungsbibliothek“ and „Medizinbibliothek Careum“)

• all Libraries of the Institutes of the University Zürich

• all Libraries of the „Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich“ (PHZH)

• the „Sozialarchiv Zürich“

Media that are requested from those libraries need to be picked up personally on site or can be shipped by postal mail at extra cost.

Media from all other cantonal Library Consortia (IDS Basel, Bern, Luzern, St. Gallen, RERO, BGR, Alexandria etc.) can be delivered at an extra charge of CHF 5.00 to the „Zentralbibliothek“ for pick-up or via postal mail to your home address (CHF 12.00). For the time being, no delivery to libraries within the ETH Zürich is available.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Literature that cannot be found in the „Wissensportal“ can also be ordered. We can order books and other media from all libraries in Switzerland or even worldwide. Please contact us directly at the Infodesk or via e-mail at E-Mail.

We can order on your behalf or show you how to do it.

Information on how to do by yourself can be found here.

Collection Development and Management

The Information Center primarily acquires literature for the following customer groups:

  • Researchers and Lecturers of both the D-CHAB and D-BIOL departments
  • Students of the departments D-CHAB and D-BIOL

In addition, the Info Center acquires books and other media in the field of material sciences provided there is a relationship to chemistry.

Info Center’s subject matter experts acquire new books and other media that match the Acquisition Profile of the Info Center. In contrast to the ETH Library the Info Center is not a repository library, i.e., we do not build up a permanent collection but actively manage the holdings. Books and other media that are no longer useful are either moved to a storage facility or are discharged, especially if there are holdings at other libraries, particularly at the ETH-Bibliothek.