Access to the libraries is usually reserved to scholars, researchers and university students preparing their final thesis, or in their third year of study. It can, upon request, be extended to anyone who, for reasons of study, is interested in the material and documents the libraries contain. Details regarding this application process are contained in the Regolamento di Servizio delle biblioteche (available in the entrance hall to each of the libraries).
Reading and study rooms. The Library statute means that works can only be consulted on the premises, in one of the two reading rooms that can seat a total of 15 people. The works on the shelves cannot be consulted at will. Readers may use their own personal computers. The Library personnel are on hand to supply the books requested and provide any other necessary information or assistance. For more detailed bibliographical information, assistance in the use of the index and online research, one can also request assistance to the library staff.
Acquisition suggestions. Anyone wishing to make a suggestion regarding the purchase, by the Library, of publications or documents of particular interest, should pass the information to the on-duty librarian.
Reproduction of material. Readers may have material photographed, photocopied or microfilmed within the limits imposed by the need to conserve the material and the legislation regarding authors’ copyright. The costs of this service are to be found in the printed regulations and shall be borne by the readers.
Photographic reproduction. For study purposes only, readers may – with the assistance of the library personnel – take their own photographic reproduction of materials. The application form for this is available in the Library.
Bibliographical information. As well as attending in person, readers and scholars may apply for bibliographical information regarding the Library’s collections via telephone, fax, letter or email.
Phone: +39 041 2440317; +39 041 2759325
Fax: +39 041 2440081