Opening times and admission

The library is open from Monday to Saturday with the following hours:

Monday: 8.15- 15.00 Tuesday 8.15-15.00 Wednesday 8.15-19.15 Thursday 8.15-19.15 Friday 8.15-15.00


The access

The library is accessible to Italian citizens and citizen of other countries, who have completed the sixteenth year of age and are provided with a valid identity document to show at the entrance and to be given in the reading room. The bags are must deposited at the entrance. It’s not allowed to deposit big packages and luggage and to take food or drinks into the reading room. It’s allowed to enter in the room with own books prior authorization. For consulting the manuscripts it’s requested a written motivation of the study needs. However it’s always possible to consult the digital reproduction on microfilm.

For the consultation of the photographic material please contact Tel. 06.68802671 or e-mail:


Access for disabled people

The Library is located in a monumental complex without entrance facilities for the disabled people. An internal elevator is accessible under request by ringing the intercom or calling the following number +39 06 68802671. The elevator is preceded by the front steps.


Getting there

Bus lines (“Chiesa Nuova” stop): 40, 46, 62, 64, 916;
From Termini station (MA-MB-FS): bus lines 40 e and 64;
From San Pietro station (FS): bus line 64;
Further information on lines and itineraries can be found at



The distribution takes place from Monday to Friday from 8.15 am to 1.00 pm (on Wednesday and Thursday also from 2.00 pm to 18.15, only for the material in storage). It is possible however to book the volumes you would like to consult, manuscripts included, by phone (06-68802671), by fax (06-6893868) or by e-mail ( Even the material outside the Library can be requested with the same procedure. The requested books can be left in storage for one week.


Reading room

Inside the reading room there is an Internet access for bibliographical research. It is allowed the entrance with one own books for study purposes. It is clarified that, in case there were not enough work stations, the users who need to consult the material belonging to the Library have the priority. In that case, the readers with their own books will be asked to come back another day or in a different time slot.