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University Library


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:


Social Sciences Library

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.

Services offered:

  • Open-shelf access to textbooks and teaching materials on the ground floor, periodicals on the first floor and books on the second floor.

  • Access to historical collections and antique documents

  • Access to Italian and international newspapers on microfilm

  • Access to authorized theses

  • Book loans

  • Interlibrary loans and document delivery

  • Home delivery for students with disabilities

  • Access to electronic resources (databases, electronic periodicals)

  • Research assistance (personalized assistance for research projects in law, economics and political science)

  • Courses on how to use the online catalog, Credit-bearing courses for social sciences students, "Introduction to thesis research" course for graduating social science students

  • Photocopy services, reproduction and printing from library computers with pre-paid self-service cards

  • Guided tours of the library


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last update: 21-Mar-2016
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