Library rules

Library rules

General information – access – use of documents

The Library is open to the public on Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 19:00, and on Saturday from 08:30 to 13:00.

The opening times may occasionally change.

The Library is closed on:

  • 1 November
  • 8 December
  • 24 December (only in the afternoon)
  • 31 December
  • 6 January
  • Holy Thursday
  • Holy Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • 25 April
  • 1 May
  • 2 and 29 June.


Access to the reading room and its collections is free.

You may bring personal study material into the reading room, but you have to show it to the Library personnel at the front desk. All other personal belongings (bags, etc.) must be left in the lockers or on appropriate shelves.

In the reading room, you are not allowed to:

  1. take away books, brochures, course material, journals, and multimedia documents;
  2. bring in foods and drinks;
  3. use mobile phones;
  4. disturb other users.

The Library makes available a room equipped with PCs; the use of these PCs is subject to the following rules:

  • you may use a PC for a maximum of two hours;
  • you are not allowed to change the settings of the PC or to save your own documents on its hard disk.

If you wish to use your own laptop or notebook, you will do so under your sole responsibility. The Library will not be responsible for damage due to power failures, or for other events causing the loss of data or other inconvenience.

If you wish to browse the electronic resources and documents that are available on the intranet, please ask the Library personnel.

Two copying machines are available on the Library premises (one in the copy room and the other behind the front desk). Their use is subject to the applicable copyright legislation. Magnetic copy cards are on sale at the bookshop near the cafeteria.

For your personal files, the printing charge is €0.10 per sheet.

Use of documents

Documents whose call numbers begin with 0, 1, and 2 are available in the reading room and may be taken directly off the shelves. After using them, leave them on the table. If you wish to continue to use the documents throughout the day, leave a notice on the table with the wording “MANEAT”.

Displays of periodicals published in the current year are available in the reading room. You may request documents and periodicals that are not available in the reading room by submitting an appropriate form to the Library personnel.

You may request three documents per day from the Library’s repository.

When placing your request, you must be physically present in the reading room.

You may pick up the requested documents at the front desk.

After using the documents received from the repository, you must return them to the front desk.

When returning the documents, tell the Library personnel whether you also wish to use them on subsequent days.

There are no restrictions to the use of documents available in the reading room.

On Friday, all reserved documents will be reshelved.

The Library will have no responsibility for personal belongings left unattended on its premises and in the locker area.

Loan and other services

The Library offers the national and international InterLibrary Loan service under reciprocity arrangements with other libraries. You may use the requested documents inside the Library.

For libraries with which there are no reciprocity arrangements, the following charges will apply:

  • national ILL: ½ IFLA voucher (€4.00) or 1 IFLA voucher (€8.00) per request;
  • international ILL: 1 or 2 IFLA vouchers per request.

Provision of the service

Libraries wishing to join the service may send a request to do so by mail, fax, or e-mail.

The length of the loan will be thirty (30) days, beginning on the date of shipping. The loan may be renewed before the date of expiry.

  1. If you wish to request a loan, ask the Library personnel to give you a user card; you will be asked to pay €30 as a security deposit to cover possible damage to or loss of the requested items.

Photocopies (Document Delivery)

You may use the available self-service copying machines by purchasing prepaid copy cards (€4.00 each). Each card is worth 50 A4 sheets. You may request copies by phone, e-mail, or fax at the following charges:

  • 1 to 20 A4 sheets: €8.00
  • 20 to 50 A4 sheets: €16.00
  • 50 to 100 A4 sheets: €30.00.

For more than 100 sheets, please get a quote from the Library personnel.

The Document Delivery service is subject to copyright legislation (Law no. 633 of 22 April 1941, as amended and supplemented).

For queries and requests of ILL and DD services, send a fax to +39-06-66543882 or write to [email protected].

The Library Manager

Giovanni Iannettone

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery (DD)

The Library provides the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service.

Users may request two documents at a time.
The documents are delivered to and remain on loan to the borrowing library for 30 days, beginning on the date of shipping.

The loan may be renewed. The documents must be returned by registered letter with a return receipt.

Usually, the lending library has reciprocity arrangements on a free-of-charge basis with the borrowing library. Otherwise, the lending library may require a refund of expenses, to be paid via IFLA vouchers or €0.60 stamps; these expenses range from €4.00 to €8.00.

The Document Delivery (DD) service is provided in compliance with the applicable copyright legislation. Copies of the requested documents are delivered by mail, fax, or e-mail. The cost of this service depends on the requested number of copies:

  • from 1 to 20 A4 sheets: €8.00
  • from 20 to 50 A4 sheets: €16.00
  • from 50 to 100 A4 sheets: €30.00.

Requests must be sent to [email protected].

The service is suspended in the summer and Christmas periods.

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