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.

FAQ Self-Access Center


SAC Zentrum: 

Opening hours winter break (starting 18th January 2021): 
Monday - Friday: 11.00 - 14.00

  • 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

  • It is possible to send your loaned items back to us via mail at your own expense to:  
    • Selbstlernzentrum des Sprachenzentrums der UZH und der ETH Zürich 
    • c/o Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut 
    • Rämistrasse 74
    • 8001 Zürich
  • Loans
    You can borrow loans on site during opening hours. The Self-Access Center does not offer a postal or copy service. At present, we can offer only lending and returns services. If you wish to borrow media, please bookmark them in your library account or search for the call number in our research portal. Please note: You can borrow a maximum of 5 media at one time. 

  • Work spaces
    No workstations available in the SAC until further notice. 

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

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

If you have general questions about the SAC or about our media and online service, please write to or call us during opening hours (044 634 19 24). Short consultations on Zoom are also available upon request (by phone or email).  


SAC Hönggerberg: 

  • Access to the Self-Access Centre Hönggerberg is not possible.
  • Learning consultations take place online by appointment (
  • Our learning activities will continue online.
  • Anyone who is interested can join by enrolling via the "Courses” page on our website.