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The NEBIS network

Libraries all over Switzerland work together in the NEBIS network. As a result, around 10.5 million documents can be found in the joint library catalog online.

Around 140 libraries all over Switzerland collaborate in the NEBIS library network, including the libraries of ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, EPF Lausanne and the Swiss federal research institutes, the Zentralbibliothek Zurich, libraries of technical colleges, the Schweizerische Sozialarchiv, the libraries of the Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, the Schweizerisches Institut für Kinder- und Jugendmedien and the Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum Landesmuseum Zurich. NEBIS is a member of the Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz (IDS).

Between them, the NEBIS libraries have holdings of around 15 million documents (books, series, journals, electronic publications and non-book materials), approximately 10.5 million of which can be found in the joint online catalog.

The responsibility for the network resides with the Head Office of ETH-Bibliothek. The NEBIS network headquarters, which is affiliated to ETH-Bibliothek, serves as a central point of contact for the member libraries. It coordinates and manages the network and – together with ETH-Bibliothek’s IT department – offers the libraries a wide range of services.

You can find the current NEBIS Annual Report here:
NEBIS-Jahresbericht 2016

Open Data Strategy: Enabling the metadata of the NEBIS network

Except where specifically indicated, all bibliographic metadata of the NEBIS network are freely usable and available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Although all members of the NEBIS network have put every effort and care into ensuring the accuracy of the published data, no guarantee can be given for the correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and completeness of this data.

Liability claims against the NEBIS network or members of NEBIS network due to damages of material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, misuse of the connection or technical faults is excluded.

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