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Temporary Library Rules: Admission

Admission to the Library is by reservation only.

The working day preceding your visit to the Library, you need to fill out the appropriate form and send it to bibliotecaminerva@senato.it by and no later than 18.30. There are two different forms based on the reason for your visit.

Reservation form to consult the Library's bibliographic material and databases.

  • Here you can specify in advance what books, journals, newspapers and databases you would like to consult so as to make sure they will be available by the time you enter the Library.
  • Please reserve the following time slots: 9:00 - 10:00, 10:30 - 11:30, 12:00 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:30, 󠅊 15:00 - 16:00, 󠅊 16:30 - 17:30, 󠅊 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Up to two time slots per user can be reserved. The Library staff will check their availability and consider the request for an additional time slot case by case.

Reservation form to study with one's own books that have to be consistent with the Library's collections disciplines. The Library staff will provide you with an individual study seat or a computer workstation.

  • The time slots for this service are the following: 9.30-13.30, 14.30-18.30. Only one of the two slots can be reserved.
  • You cannot reserve a study seat and a computer workstation at the same time.
  • You need to indicate beforehand which of your books you would like to bring into the Library (up to two books, other than codes) so that they can be approved. You are not allowed to take any personal photocopy or lecture notes with you.
  • For both modes of access, it is possible to request for the Library's bibliographic material during your stay using the appropriate form you can find in the welcome page of the Library's computer workstations or, as an alternative, filling out the paper one. Library's online catalogue can be accessed either through our computer workstations or connecting to the Wi-Fi with any personal device.

Reservation requests for days beyond the following one will not be accepted. If you would like to visit the Library on Mondays, please make your reservation on the previous Friday.

Please contact us directly at the number: 06/ 6706 3717, or by e-mail: bibliotecaminerva@senato.it.


The Library of the Chamber of Deputies "Nilde Lotti" is now open as well. Please refer to this website to learn more about their admission procedures.

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