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Contact, access and services

The library is open to our guests, fellows, and staff as well as to non-resident researchers that request use of our resources. Our internal guests have 24/7 access to the library.

The library is open to external users by appointment, see below.

The library is closed in August and on the following Italian, Roman and Dutch national holidays: 1 and 6 January; Easter Monday; 25 and 27 April; 1 May; Ascension Day; Whit Monday; 2 and 29 June; 15 August; 1 November; 8, 25 and 26 December.

Send your request to access the library facilities by filling out the form (below). We will answer you within two working days and set up an appointment for you. You will be asked to attach a copy of your ID and a presentation letter.

Library materials are available for consultation but cannot be removed from the institute or borrowed.


We offer:

  • Reference: information and bibliographic assistance in person, or via email/telephone.
  • Document delivery: If possible, we provide document delivery. This is done in accordance with legislation governing copyright, reproduction of publications and agreements with providers and licenses,
  • Online resources. We provide access to numerous electronic resources which are available on premises, thanks to our service agreement with the University of Groningen.
  • Borrowing material: this is an exclusive privilege of our internal guests. Material cannot be lent to external users.
  • Privileged access to the URBS member libraries for our internal guests. Agreements can be made for our external users.
  • Wi-fi access throughout the institute.

Make an appointment

Step 1 of 3

  • Wanneer wilt u gebruikmaken van de bibliotheek?

    When would you like to visit the library? - Quando vorrebbe visitare la biblioteca?
  • Date - Data
    DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Time - Orario
  • Let op: de bibliotheek sluit dagelijks van 12:30-13:30. (Lunch)pauzes dient u buiten het instituut door te brengen, zonder gebruik te maken van de tuin.
    Attention: the library is closed every day between 12:30-13:30. Any break (lunch, cigarettes, etc.) must strictly take place outside the Institute, without stopping in the garden.
    Attenzione: qualunque pausa (pranzo, sigaretta, ecc.) dovrà recarsi tassativamente al di fuori dell'Istituto, senza sostare nel giardino.
  • Welke literatuur wilt u raadplegen?

    Which literature do you want to consult? - Quali risorse desidera consultare?