Rules and regulations

1. Library

  • The library of the Vetsuisse faculty in Zurich is a public university library for veterinary medicine and provides information services for research and teaching.


2. Opening hours and access

The library is open from Monday to Friday 08.00 - 20.00 h.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
On Monday and Tuesday 08.00 – 16.30 h,  and from Wednesday to Friday 09.00 - 13.30 h the librarians are available for advice, information and lending.

Group work rooms are available for students who want to work on weekends. The keys can be requested from the librarians upon presentation of an identification card. Members of the faculty and students who use the library on weekends or evenings are personally liable for any damages and losses.

3. Registration

Anyone wishing to use the services of the Library of the Vetsuisse Faculty must register with SLSP. The registration is free of charge.

This step-by-step instruction (German only) will guide you through the registration process.

The above registration process applies to personal accounts only. Companies please apply for an account for SLSP at

4. Library card

The following cards can be used as library cards:

  •     SLSP library cards
  •     UZH Card
  •     Student Card of the Careum Educational Center
  •     BibliOpass library cards

An SLSP library card is available from all libraries that are connected to the SLP system. The library card is free of charge.

If you have lost your library card, delete the card number on the SLSP library card management web page. You can get a replacement library card at all SLSP libraries. The replacement card is free of charge. The card number of the new library card can also be entered on the SLSP website for managing your library card.

5. Use of the library

There are three types of study areas available:
1. reading places for individual and group work
2. group workrooms
3. computer workstations with connection possibilities for personal notebooks, WLAN

All the workplaces/study areas must be completely cleared on leaving the library in the evening.

For safety reasons, drinks are only allowed in drinking bottles with screw cap/lid. The consumation of food is prohibited.

In the whole library it is not allowed to lay down.

The library books on the shelves are freely accessible for use. After use or in the evening they have to be returned to their correct place on the shelf or borrowed.

Silence and calm must be maintained in the library. The use of mobile phones is not permitted.

Internal calls via pager must be answered from outside the library.
Copying or printing of documents is possible via UZH Print Plus system.

6. Bringing dogs into the library

These rules were communicated in writing by the FVV on 04.12.2020 and have been approved by the Dean's Office.

- Only calm, house-trained, and compatible dogs are allowed in the library.
- Dogs in the library are to be kept and/or placed on a leash at all times.
- Dogs may not be fed or given water in the library.
- Dogs may not be placed in crates in the library.
- The library is not a playground for and with dogs, go outside for this purpose.
- The library has been renovated recently and interior furnishings may not be damaged by dogs.
- Each dog is guarded by its owner who supervises the dog at all times and is responsible for ensuring that the rules are followed.

The library is not a dog day care center!
You and your dogs are guests in the library. Behave with respect toward the library staff and follow the rules without exception, even if they are verbal. No more warnings are allowed. We appeal to your personal responsibility and count on each of you. If you yourself notice a colleague who is not behaving correctly, bring it to their attention in a friendly manner and ask them to comply with the rules immediately.
There are clear rules about bringing dogs into the library and everyone must abide by them in order to continue to benefit from this privilege (this is the only library that allows dogs in the first place).

7. Internet use

The use of the internet is reserved for the purpose of teaching, studying and scholarly work. Users are obliged to use the internet in a legally correct manner. Reference is made to the facts dealt with in the Swiss Criminal Code (including art. 143, unauthorized data collection, art. 143bis unauthorized intrusion into a data processing system, art. 144 damage to property, art. 144bis data damage, art. 197 pornography). The PC workstations are set up for the use of electronic information resources. Installation and use of other applications (games, private programs etc.) by the users is not allowed.

8. Lending/Borrowing

Borrowing is free of charge if the user picks up his items in the library. Postal delivery are subject to a fee. Non-circulating books - marked by a red label - and all journals may only be used in the library.

General loan period 28 days
Maximum loan period 6 x 28 days
Renewals: automatic 5 x 28 days

Loan periods can also be renewed via user account. In general, renewals are only possible if no one else has reserved the material and the maximum loan period of 6 x 28 days has not yet been reached. If renewal is not possible, you must return the material.

Once the loan period has elapsed, the library will send you a free reminder with the request to return the material.

Once the loan period has elapsed, the material is automatically deemed to be overdue, and the reminder process will be activated. After a recall, the first reminder and subsequent reminders will be sent at intervals of least one week. The third reminder will be sent by registered mail. Non-deliverable recalls and reminders will not be accepted as justification for late returns.

9. Liability

Media, equipment and furnishings must be handled with care. In the event of damage or loss, the library can demand all costs and expenses caused by the user for their repair. Users bear full responsiblility for every item used or borrowed. Notes or marks made in media are considered damage. The librarians must be notified of any existing damage or missing enclosures. Lost or damaged documents will be replaced at the user's expense. In addition, repair, replacement and handling fees will be charged.

The library is not liable for personal effects brought into the library by users. The library waives all liability for any consequences of the use of information, data, and information storage devices. All borrowing of library media and the making, sending and use of article copies are subject to copyright law.

10. Fees

The library's fees and costs for special services are published on the website

11. Suspensions

Persons severely or repeatedly infringing the regulations, not following instructions, or otherwise adopting behavior that makes the continuation of the user relationship untenable, may be suspended from using the library and the services, either partially or completely, on a limited or an indefinite basis, by the Management of the Library of the Vetsuisse Faculty.

Violations by members of UZH may result in prosecution, in accordance with standard UZH rules and regulations.

12. Complaints and appeals

Complaints must be addressed to the library director in charge. The dean is responsible for appeals against decisions of the library management.