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The American Women’s Club of Zurich is privileged to maintain one of the largest English-language libraries in the Zurich area. Fully volunteer run for over 85 years, the Library at our Clubhouse features an extensive collection of fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks for all ages. Check out our brand-new Digital Library Catalog:

Usage of the library is included in an AWCZ membership. You can also use the library as a "Friend of the Library". Check the conditions at the bottom of this page.

Weekday Opening Hours

The library is located at our Clubhouse at Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich. It normally has the following hours:

 Monday Closed
 Tuesday Closed
 Wednesday  10.00 – 16.00
 Thursday  Closed
 Friday  10.00 – 16.00

We are closed on all Swiss public holidays.

From July 3, - August 14, 2024 we are on summer schedule. The library will be open only on Wednesdays from 10.00 - 14.00. Regular regular hours resume on August 21, 2024.

What's up with the digital library catalog?

Browse our collection, place holds, and renew books from the comfort of your own home or on the go.

What's on the shelves

Our dynamic collection includes over 7,500 books and audiobooks for our patrons. For adults, we have award-winning fiction and nonfiction, travel books, biography, classics, reference materials, and a Swiss themed section. For children, we have many picture books, easy readers, juvenile and young adult fiction, along with nonfiction with an extensive US history selection. Audio books on CD for all ages are also available.

New items are added throughout the collection each month, with special features for holidays. Members can request specific book purchases for the library.

Friends Of The Library Subscribers

Individuals wishing to use the AWCZ Library, but don't want to be a AWCZ member, may become Friends of the Library subscribers. A 12-month subscription is CHF 75. Stop by during regular opening hours to complete an application or for more information. Please contact the Friends of the Library Coordinator at for any questions.

Our Library Staff

The AWCZ Library is fully staffed by a team of volunteers. On an ad hoc basis, volunteers are asked to assist with special Library projects. Interested in helping out in the library?  You must be an AWCZ Member or "Friend of the Library" to volunteer, and we welcome new volunteers at any time.

Contact the Library Chair at or call the Library at 044 240 44 55 for more information about volunteering.

American Women's Club OF Zurich

Mission StateMent

Our mission is to foster social exchange and support within the English-speaking community of Zurich and to help our members feel at home in this beautiful city. 

Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich

+41 44 240 4455

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