Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Graphische Sammlung

About the library

The Department of Prints and Drawings/Photo Archive of Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB) houses one of the most important national and historico-cultural pictorial collections in Switzerland and covers the period from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The collection comprises approximately 640,000 drawings, printed illustrations, postcards, photographs, paintings and sculptures. Requests to view collection items at least one day in advance

Main focus of collection

  • Applied geography
  • Cultural history