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As the central information provider on the Irchel campus and on the Careum campus, the Main Library provides the members of the university, the University Hospital Zurich and the universities of applied sciences for the health professions, with media of all types.
The Main Library also serves as a learning center and offers services in the areas of information literacy and specialist information. The services of the Main Library are offered in coordination with the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and the ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, as well as with other Swiss university libraries.

Exercising of Central Duties and Responsibilities for the University of Zurich
Organization and management of the electronic media
Management of the University of Zurich libraries with respect to library systems
Organization and management of the Rechercheportal
Promotion and support of Open Access
Management of the document server ZORA

The Main Library complies with the strategic goals of the UZH, the own mission statement and the E-Library-Strategie. The main Library is integrated in the controlling system of the UZH. Their aims and tasks are structured by annual programs.

The Main Library represents the University of Zurich in
IDS Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz
KDH Konferenz Deutschschweizer Hochschulbibliotheken
Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries
KUB Konferenz der Universitätsbibliotheken der Schweiz

The Main Library is a Member of:
AGMB Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Medizinisches Bibliothekswesen
BIS Bibliothek Information Schweiz
Biomed Biomedizinische Bibliotheken
DACHELA Deutschsprachige Ex-Libris-Anwendergruppe
EAHIL European Association for Helath Information and Libraries
IGeLU International Group of Ex Libris User  Information platform Open Access


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