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Coronavirus and libraries

 

In compliance with the current regulations regarding measures for the containment of the Covid-19 contagion, the library services provided are indicated below:

 

In red zone

- all study and reading rooms in the libraries are closed

- borrowing and return services remain available for the entire academic community, in compliance with security protocols. Items to be borrowed must be requested through the reservation system in the online library catalogue

- reserved books can be picked up at the front-office of the open libraries according to the schedule communicated by the librarians

 

In orange or yellow zone

- library study and reading rooms authorized by the University Prevention and Protection Service are open, subject to the online booking of seats

- borrowing and return services remain available for the entire academic community, in compliance with security protocols. Items to be borrowed must be requested through the reservation system in the online library catalogue

- reserved books can be picked up at the front-office of the open libraries according to the schedule communicated by the librarians

 

Services always available online

- access to digital collections utilizing University credentials (eBooks, audiobooks, scientific journals and databases)

-"Ask a librarian" the chat reference servicefor requesting information about services and bibliographic resources, consultation and document delivery.

- consultation regarding the publication of scholarly works and archiving in IRIS (online support available from: iris@unipa.it)

- document delivery and interlibrary loan

- textbooks in digital format: an updated list of online texts recommended for preparing for exams is available in the Study section of the Library Portal, starting from the first FAQ

 

New online services activated during the Covid-19 health emergency:

- reservation queues eliminated for Mondadori and Einaudi e-books available on MLOL

- the UniPa Libraries distance learning page: containing instructions for accessing the collections, services and tools of the Library System from home

 

 

Until further notice, the services of the Historical Archives are suspended

[last update: April 27, 2021].

Welcome

The University of Palermo's Library System and Historical Archives (SBA) includes libraries, historical archives and coordination offices.

The University Library System: 

  • aims to meet the information and documentary needs of its users, ensuring the development and coordination of the acquisition, preservation and enjoyment of bibliographic assets, as well as the access and dissemination of information also through the use of innovative technologies.
  • provides students and teachers with services, tools and bibliographic collections (paper and digital) for study and scientific research
  • supports the dissemination and evaluation of  the research products elaborated by University of Palermo authors 
  • interacts with local institutions for the realization of events aimed at promoting the spread of culture and knowledge.
  • aims to contribute to the intellectual development of the academic community and society in general


Locations of the campus libraries, opening hours, facilities

University of Palermo provides its users access to the libraries with several spaces organized to make reading, studying and research pleasant experiences. Libraries offer otherwise many other services:  Wi-FI, computers, copy machines, scanners etc. 

 

Medicine and Surgery - Biblioteca di Medicina e Chirurgia

reading room opening hours: from Monday to Friday

Via del Vespro, 129 - 90127 Palermo [map]

biblioteca.medicina@unipa.it   

 

Linguistics - Biblioteca di Linguistica

reading room opening hours: from Monday to Friday

Piazza Sant'Antonino 1 - 90134 Palermo [map]

bibliolingue@unipa.it


Classic studies - Biblioteca di Antichistica

reading room opening hours: from Monday to Friday

Viale delle Scienze   Building no. 12   -  90128 Palermo [map

biblio.antichistica@unipa.it

 

Private law - Biblioteca di Diritto Privato

reading room opening hours: on Tuesdays and Thursdays only

Via Maqueda 172   1st floor - 90134 Palermo [map

biblioteca.giurisprudenza@unipa.it

 

Engineering - Biblioteca di Ingegneria

reading room opening hours: from Monday to Friday

Viale delle Scienze Ed 7  -  90128 Palermo [map]

biblioteca.ingegneria@unipa.it


Our collections

Our printed collection are available on libraries reading rooms. They consist of more than 1,500.000 documents. Digital collections are made of over 33.000 journals, 330.000 e-books, e-journals, several databases. To research and identify our printed  and digital collections, users can search by UniPa Discovery Service: In case of digital resources, the document could be read on screen. Researching printed documents by Unipa Discovery service, results will point to libraries reading rooms showing their position on shelves to lend or read books in house. 

The IRIS Repository offers straight access to documents related to University of Palermo professors and researchers scientific working papers.

Library services

University of Palermo libraries offers quality services, both accessible from home or from the reading rooms. Click here  to access the digital collections, without necessarily going physically to the libraries.

Moreover, its possible to obtain documents from other libraries through the interlibrary loan service.

To troubleshoot access to digital collections or simply get bibliographic assistance for any other information, University of Palermo libraries offers support via e-mail, telephone, in presence or via chat  “Ask a librarian”, for international students and vising professors the service is also available in English.

Some libraries reading rooms are open until the evening.

Further services

  • Orientation to the use of specific databases for the evaluation of scientific research results
  • Training courses aimed at learning bibliographic research methodologies, evaluation and ethical and effective use of information source