Library rules

Access rules

In some of the sections of the library you must deposit bags and backpacks into the lockers you find just outside the entrance.

You will need to show proof of ID if you want to borrow books. 

You cannot use mobile phones; food and drinks are not allowed.


In all the Libraries, you can use the ALMAWIFI network (access with Unibo credentials) 

In the reading rooms you also find sockets to charge your laptop. 

Reference service

You can ask for the assistance of expert librarians for bibliographic searches, for consulting catalogs and databases.

If you need to do a thorough research you can book an appointment by sending an email to:

  1. for Archeology, Medieval Studies, Modern and Contemporary History in Bologna
  2. for Archeology in Ravenna
  3. for Antropology and Oriental Studies
  4. for Ancient History


Self-service photocopiers are available in all Research Unit Libraries. Copy machines work with prepaid cards, costing 5 Euros. All libraries at the University of Bologna use the same type of cards.

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Ask the librarian

Information request can also be sent to the Ask the Librarian online help desk.