User account

Library card

The library of the Department of Geography is open to the public.

You need a library card in order to borrow, order or reserve items. The library card is free.

You can create a user account online via Rechercheportal or at the information desk.

For UZH students and staff, your UZH Card can be used as library card.

User number

The user number is the number printed on your library card. If the UZH card is used as library card, the user number is the matriculation resp. staff number.


If you have forgotten your password, you can get a new password at any of the libraries within the NEBIS network. This password can then be changed in your user account.

What you can do with your user account

  • Change your user data (change of address, etc.)
  • List of borrowed items
  • Renew items
  • View and delete reservations
  • View document delivery items
  • View fees