The University Library system consists of five big Libraries organized on thematic areas (Biomedicine, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Humanities), plus the multidisciplinary service point of Polo Universitario di Prato. Opening and closing hours and borrowing procedures vary from library to library: it is necessary to check these with each single library. For information: http://www.sba.unifi.it/
Via delle Pandette, 2 - 50127 FIRENZE - tel. 055-4374010
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30-19:00.
The library is located in the Social Sciences Complex in Building D10 in via delle Pandette 2. It houses about 800,000 volumes (over half of which can be accessed directly on open shelves), 4,900 periodicals (about 2000 with current subscriptions) and about 1,600 periodicals available in electronic format. The library has 800 study seats, most of which are equipped with electrical outlets for personal computers, as well as 106 library computers for research.
Bibliographic searches for library holdings can be performed using the online OPAC catalog, from which it is possible to access a collective national catalog comprising 800 other libraries that are part of the SBN (Italian national library service). From the library computers, a series of databases of particular interest for socio-economics and law can also be accessed.