Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Alte Drucke

About the library

The Rare Book Department was established in 1995 and manages the oldest collections of printed books in the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB), many of which were taken over from the ZB’s predecessor libraries. These collections more or less comprise all books published before 1800. This section also houses valuable works of the modern era, such as rare first editions, bibliophile prints, illustrated works, author’s copies or facsimiles.

Main focus of collection

  • Rare Books