About the library

The Museumsgesellschaft was founded in 1834 as a reading society. In its house on the Limmatquai it offers a large reading room, a library and since 1999 the Literaturhaus Zürich. Unlike most libraries with a similar collection, the Museumsgesellschaft does not remove its old books which led to valuable historical holdings.

Main focus of collection

  • Fiction in four languages: German, French, English and Italian
  • General non-fiction