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, audiobooks, and DVDs for all ages.
Usage of the library is included in an AWCZ membership.
Weekday Opening Hours
The library is located at our Clubhouse at Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich. It normally has the following hours:
We are closed on all Swiss public holidays.
During the summer, as most of our volunteers and patrons are out of town, we are open on Wednesdays from 10.00 – 16.00.
The Library will also be more open as Switzerland reopens from loosening the latest COVID measures. We hope to be able to add back opening hours on Mondays and Thursdays later this year.
What's on the shelves
Our dynamic collection includes over 7,500 books, DVDs, 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. Our DVD (both code 1 and code 2 formats) include popular titles in action and adventure, drama, comedy, family, documentary, and television series.
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 not eligible for AWCZ membership 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 Library Chair 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 or call the Library at 044 240 44 55 for more information about volunteering.