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Via del Vescovado 30 (We are here: see the map)

35141 Padova
tel. 049 8278509, 049 8278510

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9.00-19.45
Opening hours may change, please check the library homepage.

Studying in the Library
Everybody is allowed into the Library.

There are 104 seats in the library in 6 reading rooms, where most of the reference collections are kept.

Room Lanaro (or Room T) is reserved for professors, Academic staff and people using documents of our library.

Advanced reservation via the app Affluences is required; Affluences is available both in Google Play and App Store, as well as on the web.  To make a reservation, follow the booking steps.

The library owns almost 95.000 modern books, 800 ancient books, 300 current subscriptions to periodicals, 300 periodicals out of print, or whose subscription has been cancelled, dissertations (for reference use only), and several databases...

The textbooks of history courses are systematically acquired.

Most of the material is open shelf, available to students on a self-service basis. Some materials, such as the old and rare books, are kept in a separate room and must be requested at the Information Desk.

All Library materials may be tracked down through our discovery service GalileoDiscovery.


Computer facilities

In the library, there are 4 workstations for the use of the university electronic resources and internet and they are accessible using your email address @unipd or as a login.

Wi-fi service Eduroam is available inside the Library.

In the Library there are two self-service photocopiers, to be operated with the university badge through MyPrint service (you can also print or scan your documents from Pc, smartphone, tablet, etc.)


Borrowing books
Institutional and external users are allowed to borrow books from the Library. In order to borrow books, students have to show their university card. External users can borrow books by purchasing a card giving access to library services.

See all the information about Borrowing books and the Table of conditions for local lending.

Interlibrary Loan
You can ask for books not in Padova libraries through the InterLibrary Loan Service.

Document Delivery

Through the Document Delivery Service, the University of Padova Libraries supplies users with copies of documents, such as journal articles, book chapters, etc, not available in any of their collections. All you have to do is to contact your library. It is also possible to request documents located in the Nuovo Archivio di Legnaro – NAL (ITA).

External libraries can also request copies of documents owned by the University of Padova Libraries.

The service may be subject to fees.

See all the information about the document-delivery service.