Self-Access Center


The Language Center's Self-Access Center (SAC) is located at two campuses, at the University Zentrum campus at Rämistrasse 74 and at the ETH Hönggerberg campus in the Architecture and Civil Engineering Library (HIL E2).

Both Centers offer supported learning activities, language consultations and learning materials. Our services are designed to support individual and cooperative language learning, either as a complement to one of our language courses or independently.

We look forward to your visit.

Re-registration necessary

On 7 December 2020, swisscovery is replacing the current research portals. If you wish to continue to borrow books from us, you will need to re-register at . For more information, see  .

For information about SWITCH edu-ID, see  

FAQ Self-Access Center


SAC Zentrum: 

Opening hours HS 2020:

Monday - Friday 12.00 - 18.00

  • Returns
    If you are unable to return media yourself, or have someone return them for you, during opening hours, please contact us as soon as possible at

  • Loans
    You can borrow loans on site during opening hours. The Self-Access Center does not offer a postal or copy service.

    Work spaces
    There are no work spaces available. 

    Learning consultations
    For now, we will not be offering any learning consultations.

    We will continue to offer Self-Access Center events online (register here).


SAC Hönggerberg: 

  • Access to the Self-Access Centre Hönggerberg is possible again. Opening hours are 8.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday.
  • Learning consultations take place online or on site by appointment (
  • Our learning activities will continue online in the fall semester 2020, as only a very limited number of people can remain in the room at the same time. Anyone who is interested can join by enrolling via the "Courses” page on our website.