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Reading rooms

More than 150 reading rooms (approximately 5900 seating places) are available in 55 libraries.

24h study rooms

Three study rooms are open from 9:00am to 8:00pm and from 9:00pm to 8:00am

  • Department of Earth Sciences - CU005 building
  • Department of Private law - CU018 building
  • Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering, Via Antonio Scarpa 16 - RM007 building.


If you are logged in the catalogue, once found the desired item you may use the “Borrowing request” function. Since some collections may be stored off-site, you may use this function to request the desired item and pick it up at library desk.

Usually, items may be borrowed for 15 days. Special and reference materials do not circulate. More details are available at your library.

Inter-library loan (ILL) and Document delivery (DD)

If an item is owned by an Italian or foreign library, you may ask your library for an inter-library loan (fees may be applicable).

Reference services

Library staff is available for quick information and reference service. Furthermore, information literacy classes (in Italian) are held by libraries. Ask your library for details.

Reproduction services

Photocopying and reproduction are allowed under the respect of Italian legislation. Photocopiers and scanners are available in most Sapienza libraries. Users are recommended to handle items with care in order not to cause physical damages.