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Library services

Information about opening hours, borrowing policies, reservations, extensions and textbooks, facilities and WiFi.

Opening Hours

The library is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00.

Please note that the library is closed to the public on Italian national and local holidays.

Library reading rooms

The library has two study rooms: newspaper room and reading room, with a total of 70 study places. All the books and journals can be consulted in the open shelves. Some materials cannot be brought outside of the main building of the Library.

Computer and Internet Facilities

Users have access, using their own University credentials, to 8 computers for searching the online catalogues, e-journals, databases and programs.


Black-and-white printing are available from Library computers. It is necessary to get a credit Library card at the machine card (minimum 5 € to 94 copies).


The University of Bologna offers wireless connectivity through ALMAWIFI service. The access is authorized only through University credentials. For more instructions see ALMAWIFI FAQs.

Borrowing Policies

External loan service, up to 6 books, is offered upon registration at the library. The loan period is 30 days, with a possible extension of 30 days if the borrowed books are not requested by other users.

Professors, researchers, graduate students, and technical staff of the University can take 20 books on loan for a period of 60 days which could also be renewed with the same policies.


The library provides textbook on the examinations of the department's courses. The loan is for a Non-renewable period of 30 days.

Reservations and loan requests

You can place a hold on a book via the Electronic catalog, or e-mail. The hold is valid for 3 working days.


The renew the loan of a book is accessible in person, by sending an e-mail to the library, or online using Sebina-new catalogue webpage. The renewal must be asked within two days before the due date. The renewal is 30 days.

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

These services require institutional users of the library. The library of the Department responds to libraries requiring ILL and DD out following a mutual gratuity. The library belongs to NILDE service.

Reference services

The library staff will do its best to help students in using the resources. All users are assisted while using the library and its services, identifying the library information and finding the documents through catalogues and databases.

It is also possible to obtain information on the best way to make a specific bibliographic search, which bibliography to use (either traditional or on-line) and how to use it.

The service is also offered by phone, by appointment and online.


Economics Library

45, Strada Maggiore

40125 - Bologna - Italy

tel: +39.051.2092662

Monday to Friday
9:00 - 19:00