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Services to the public

For informations about Catalogues, Reading Rooms, Reproductions, Print Service, see the new Guide to Library Services

Reference service

Reference librarians are willing to help researchers on demand. Informations and/or appointment may be requested by fax or e-mail.

Fax +39 06 6706 4338

e-mail bibl-info@senato.it

Open from 1 September to 31 July, Tuesdays through Thursdays

9,30 - 13

14 - 17

If you need to file a request outside opening hours, please send an e-mail explaining the subject and purpose of the request (graduation dissertation, publication, etc.). We will take care of your request and get in touch with you as soon as possible.

You may obtain:

  • guidance to on-line and printed reference material;
  • quick reference on the matters in which the Library specialises; quick queries on the matters in which the Library specialises;
  • biographical and bibliographical assistance;
  • legislative information and Italian regulatory acts even if not available on databases accessible on the net (see Senate public DBs);
  • biographical information on Senators of past parliaments (limited to the Library's own resources; further information may be obtained from the Senate Historical Archives).
  • Information about special collections and Italian local history may be asked via e-mail to fondispeciali@senato.it.

You may not obtain:

  • bibliographical guidance for dissertations and civil service recruitment tests;
  • book gifts;
  • book loans;
  • copies of books or documents which may be purchased from the Senate Bookshop;
  • legal counsel and the like;
  • information violating privacy legislation.

For more specific queries, please refer to the table below:

To obtain…

… refer to:

Research on Italian local history and the collection of Charters

Local History Desk


Info and research on Archive material

Senate Historical Archives

Tel. +39 06 6706 4785


Research on and reproduction of parliamentary records

InformEduc@tion Centre and Bookshop

Tel. +39 06 6706 2505


Real-time updates on the progress of a bill and Senate business

Please see on-line databases or call Parliamentary Information Desk

Tel. +39 06 6706 3430


Information on Senate publications available for purchase

InformEduc@tion Centre and Bookshop

Tel. +39 06 6706 2505


Information on positions open in the Senate

Follow "Concorsi" in the Italian-language section of the site or call the Personnel Service

Tel. +39 06 6706 5107 or -5108)

contacts of Senators

Bio notes in the Italian-language section of the site ("I Senatori")

To help us reply promptly to your request, please provide your telephone number in addition to your e-mail and postal addresses.

Response time may vary depending on the complexity of your request.

Replies may be given in Italian or English.

Rensponses to your research needs are drawn from local and remote printed and electronic sources, mostly from within the Senate Library and relating to the subjects our Library specialises in. Unless the nature of the study requires otherwise, we use Italian-language sources.

This service is not available in August, when the Library is closed to the general public.

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