The E-Lending service is intended for external library customers who are not members of ETH Zurich (students or staff) who wish to borrow academic e-books.


Choose from over 67,000 academic e-books on a wide range of subjects. The publishers deGruyter, Emerald, Morgan & Claypool, Springer and World Scientific currently allow for the borrowing of e-books. The range is being expanded on an ongoing basis.


  • Borrow e-books anywhere, any time.
  • Choose from over 67,000 academic e-books from the ETH Library.
  • Download whole e-books in PDF or ePub format onto your preferred reading device.
  • Spend up to eight days reading the borrowed e-books.

See the instructions for detailed information on use and technical requirements.


Your swisscovery account will have to be authorised for SLSKey for you to be able to use this service. Please contact the ETH Library Infocenter to authorise.
If you have not yet registered with swisscovery, please do so here.

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