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LIBRARY SYSTEM - UNIVERSITY OF PADUA

USER INFORMATION AND SERVICES

Here you will find a big range of material, both paper and electronic, to support your studies. If you need help ask a librarian: we will do our best to provide what you need.

Contact
Palazzo Liviano, Piazza Capitaniato 7 (map)
35139 Padua (Italy)
Phone   0498274607 (Information desk)
Fax       0498274647
e-mail   biblio.discant@unipd.it

 

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday :   8.30 – 17.30
Closed weekends
Holiday closings of the University 
Opening hours may change during holidays, please check the homepage.


Accessing the Library
Everybody is allowed into the library. There are 147 seats spread over 8 readings rooms.
The Library is on the second and the third floor of the Palazzo Liviano. Information desk at the second floor.


Collections
The library holds almost 150.000 modern books, 1188 ancient and rare books, 650 current subscriptions to journals, 547 journals out of print or whose subscription has been cancelled, microforms, dissertations (for reference use only), CD and DVD.
Most of the material is open shelf. Everywhere you can find maps of the library.
Materials stocked in storehouses:
modern books: call number beginning with DEP...
old and rare books: call number beginning with ANT...
journals (except the last issues): call number TL.RIV+no

To consult the items, you need to fill-in the form at the Information desk or the online one.
Books are shelved according to internal semantic system, while the latest issues of journals are displayed alphabetically on special stands.


Searching
Use the University Catalogue for searching library materials.


Computer Facilities

In the library there are 19 workstations.
Some of them are freely accessible only to the OPAC; others are available for searching electronic resources and surfing the internet using the institutional e-mail address @unipd.it or @studenti.unipd.it and password.

External users need to buy the library card to access workstations.
WI-FI (EDUROAM) service is available.


Photocopy service
You can use 3 self-service scanning, photocopying. Use your badge through MyPrint service.

For help ask at the Information desk


Borrowing
Users can borrow books, as in table below. 

Books must be brought to the information desk, together with the University badge.

 USERSNo. of booksLoan periodRenewsReservations
Undergraduate students 10 1 month 5 10
Academic staff, postgraduated students, staff 20 2 months 5 20
External user, erasmus (with Library card) 5 1 month 2 2

A book can be renewed via Catalogue, e-mail or telephone, provided no other user has reserved it.

Interlibrary Loan
Our library participates to the University ILL service, coordinated by a Central Office (UCPI), located at the library of the Faculty of Statistical Sciences.

                                         via C. Battisti, 241/243 - 35121 Padua (Italy)
                                         Phone 0039 049 8274108/4107
                                         Fax     0039 049 8274100
                                         Email: ill@stat.unipd.it

Internal users
The service is available to students, researchers and teachers belonging to the Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music and to the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World. Before placing a request, applicants should ensure that the item is not available in the University libraries, nor in other Libraries of the city of Padua. Before applying a  request, please check the online Catalogue.

External users
The Central Office (UCPI) lends the material owned by the cooperating libraries to Italian and foreign libraries, only for study and research reasons. Requests may be sent directly to the cooperating libraries: books will be collected and shipped by the Central Office. Items must be sent back within 30 days to the UCPI. 
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Document Delivery

Internal users
Document delivery service is available to professors, post-graduate students, researchers and students of the Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music and of the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World.
Apply your request through NILDE

External users
Copies of University of Padova  library materials are supplied to other libraries or institutions. Photocopies of articles and parts of monographs are sent according to the rules of copyright (Law 633/1941).