American Women's Club of Zurich
Schoentalstrasse 8
8004 Zurich
Tel: (044) 240-4459

Huge selection of children's books, adult fiction, biographies, parenting books, cookbooks, magazines, paperbacks and books-on-tape. Open to non-AWC members for yearly fee. Opening hours: Mondays 10:00-16:00 Tuesdays 12:00-16:00 Wednesdays 10:00-18:00 Fridays 10:00-12:00

Central Library - Zentralbibliothek
Zaehringerplatz 6
8001 Zurich
Tel: (044) 268-3100

Central Library with large selection of English books. Opening hours: Mondays 08:00-16:30 Tuesdays 08:00-18:30 Wednesdays 08:00-16:30 Thursdays 08:00-18:30 08:00-16:30

updated: 12.02.07

Gemeinde Bibliothek Rosengarten
Freiestrasse 32
8800 Thalwil
Tel: (044) 720-9929

Gemeinde Thalwil Library including selection of English, French and Italian books. Opening hours: Mondays 18:00-21:00 Tuesdays 09:00-12:00 Wednesdays 14:00-18:00 Thursdays 17:00-20:00 Fridays 14:00-18:00 Saturdays 09:00-18:00

Limmatquai 62
8001 Zurich
Tel: (044) 252-4408

Private library with large selection of English books as well as American and English periodicals. Yearly fee. Opening hours: Tuesdays 10:00-16:00 Wednesdays 10:00-16:00 Thursdays/ Fridays 10:00-13:00 16:00-19:00


An online catalogue of most academic and other important libraries of Switzerland. You can join for free and borrow up to 20 books. Browse and order online and pick it up from your HOME LIBRARY (which you can select while registering) or you could use their postal service - you pay for the postage! Its really cool for all those who like to read particularly non-fiction. And lots of books in English of course!

Pestalozzi Bibliothek
Zaehringerstrasse 17
8001 Zurich
Tel: (044) 261-7811

Books, Magazines, Large Print Books, Maps, CD-Roms, Tapes, CD's, Games and Videos. To join annual library card allowing up to 25 items (Sfr 30), annual library card allowing only 2 items (Sfr 20) or monthly library card allowing up to 5 items (Sfr 5). Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:00-19:00 Saturdays 10:00-14:00 (June - September) 10:00-16:00 (October - May)

Swiss Winston Churchill Library
Karl-Scmidstrasse 4
8006 Zurich
Tel: (044) 634-3880

British history books. Membership fee but may use the library without being a member. Opening hours: Tue/Thurs 14:00-18:00 Wednesdays 09:00-12:00 Tue - Thu 14:00-18:00 Wednesdays 09:00-12:00

Women’s Activity Club and the Learning Tree Cooperative School
Winterthurerstrasse 18
8610 Uster
Tel: (043) 305-9250
Fax: (043) 305-9252
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The WAC (Women's Activity Club) Library has English language resources: storybooks, beginner-advanced reading books, fiction, non-fiction resources, family entertainment with dvds and children's videos. Library-only membership available! For more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The WAC is a non-profit, multifunctional organization whose purpose is to meet the social, educational and personal needs of its members. The Club is designed to encourage international friendship, support, and sharing of ideas. The main activities are playgroups, child development groups, adult classes, a library and room rentals. The working language of the Club is English.

posted: 13.05.07

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