The University Library serves as a central institution for teaching, research and study, as well as, vocational and general extended education. As a public scientific library, its function is to provide the region of West Saxony with information and literature. The main library, which is a special library for natural sciences, technology and environment, is located in the town centre of Zwickau at the Kornmarkt. Opened in July 1998, our main library features:

  • 126 reading places
  • 44 PC terminals
  • 5 carrels
  • Media centre, group work rooms
  • Inventory of over 198 000 textbooks, monographs, dictionaries, encylopedias, law gazettes, periodicals, audio-visual material etc.
  • Subscriptions to 572 journals
  • 95 000 standards and 300 000 patents for a wide variety of disciplines

Further inventory can be found in the branch libraries:
Economics, Health and Healthcare Sciences, Languages – Campus Scheffelstraße
Applied Arts – Campus Schneeberg
Textile and Leather Engineering and Architecture – Campus Reichenbach
At the main library as well as at the branch library Scheffelstraße the service staff is not present at all hours. Monday – Friday evenings and Saturdays, one can only check out books at the self-service terminals or use the library for reading. Opening hours may change during national holidays and semester break! For further information go to the German webpage of the WHZ library.

Library (German)