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GalileoDiscovery has arrived. Come and see all the resources of the library!

Update of September 14th

 

From today a new tool is available to search all the bibliographic resources offered by the University Library System:

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GalileoDiscovery is a simple, intuitive and fast tool, which allows to find out and consult all information contents, both in paper and electronic format, made available to users by the libraries of the University of Padova.

GalileoDiscovery replaces the current online catalogue, AIRE Portal and Capere; it constitutes a single point of access not only to books and journals, but also to articles inside databases, research products, theses, images, audiovisuals, technical reports, statistical data, websites, patents, scores, papers. If the record is in electronic format, it is possible to consult it directly both on-campus and off-campus through the Auth proxy service.

GalileoDiscovery can be interrogated from computers, smartphones and tablets, and allows to know in real time the availability of books from University libraries and affiliated libraries, such as Padova City Library System, Biblioteca Universitaria and many others.

Have a look to the promotional video on Mediaspace

If you want to learn more about how to search for a book, reserve it, renew a loan and much more, check out our online tutorials.

 



Summer 2020: timetable changes for libraries and SBA services

Update of July 10th

From 13 July and for the whole summer period, the opening hours to the public and the methods of access to the services of the libraries of the University Library System (SBA) may change. In this period it is advisable to consult the web pages of the libraries to check the actual opening days/times.

WARNING! All Libraries and CAB will be closed from 10 to 22 August.

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The Book Return Center, located nearby the Copy Center of the Library of Political Sciences in via del Santo, 28 - Padua (entrance hall, on the left), will observe the following opening hours:
from 13 to 31 July: Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
from 3 to 21 August: CLOSED
from 24 August: Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 17:00

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The Library Helpline service will be suspended from 7 to 22 August. It will resume on Monday 24 August.

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The Interlibrary Loan Service will be suspended from 31 July to 21 August. It will resume on Monday 24 August.

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To know the opening hours of the study rooms, see the Study Rooms page inside unipd.it website.

For more information on the opening hours of the University's offices and facilities, see the News inside unipd.it website.



Update on libraries open to students for consultation and personal study

From Monday 29 June, students will be allowed to stay in the library premises for consultation and personal study also in the following libraries:

Biblioteca Beato Pellegrino di Studi Letterari, Linguistici, Pedagogici e dello Spettacolo
opening hours: from monday to thursday, 9:00 - 13:00; 13:30 - 17:30

Biblioteca Centrale di Agripolis "Pietro Arduino"
opening hours: tuesday and thursday, 9:00 - 13:00; 13:30 - 17:30

These libraries are added to those already available:

Biblioteca di Geografia, Scienze Economiche e Aziendali ed Emeroteca di Ca' Borin (with the exclusion of Geography rooms)
opening hours: from monday to thursday, 9:00 - 13:00; 13:30 - 17:00

Biblioteca Medica "Vincenzo Pinali"
opening hours: from monday to thursday, 9:00 - 13:00; 13:30 - 17:30

From the same date, the following libraries will expand their opening hours:
Biblioteca Centrale Ingegneria - Sede centrale
opening hours: from monday to thursday, 9:00 - 13:00; 13:30 - 17:30

Biblioteca di Scienze del Farmaco
opening hours: from monday to thursday, 9:00 - 13:00; 13:30 - 17:30

In these 4 libraries, from 22 June also students will be allowed to stay in the library premises for consultation and personal study, in compliance with the security measures indicated in the University document "Protocollo per il contrasto e il contenimento del virus SARS COV-2.".
Access and stay for study and consultation of texts can only take place after online reservation through the Affluences App: users will book one of the places identified by the library, in order to guarantee social distancing.
The Affluences mobile app is free, ad-free and freely downloadable from the App Store and Google Play.

Warning! Before going to the library, it is necessary to fill the Declaration for access to University structures.

Days, times and opening methods of individual libraries are available on the libraries websites.

Book Return Center: new opening hours

From Monday 15 June the opening hours will be:
Monday: 9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 9:30 - 17:00
The service is reserved for users who borrowed books from the libraries of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Central Library of Law, without reservation.
The centralized return service is located in via del Santo, 28 - Padua (entrance hall, on the left).

Book Return Center

From the 4th of June, users who borrowed books from the libraries of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Central Library of Law can return them - without reservation - to the Copy Center of the Library of Political Sciences.
The centralized return service is active from Monday to Thursday from 9.30 to 13.00, and is located in via del Santo, 28 - Padua (entrance hall, on the left).

Loan of books for students, staff and citizens (compulsory booking)

The book loan and return service is activated for students enrolled in the University and to citizens in possession of the library card issued before the emergency period (March 12).
Therefore, these types of users can take advantage of a "take away" service (ie without staying in the library premises for consultation and study) for book loan with compulsory booking of volumes through the online catalog of the Paduan Library System (OPAC).

Instructions for users

  • Students and citizens can book the University's books through the online Catalogue.
  • Once the availability of the desired volume has been verified through the Catalogue and the library of the University that owns it has been identified, the volume can be requested using the "Book" button.
  • In order to confirm the reservation, the user must authenticate with a login and password (registration number and tax code for students, library card number and tax code for external users).
  • As soon as the request is processed by the library staff, an email will be sent to the user to advise that the book is available to her/him at the library for a period of 8 days.
  • Access to the University spaces is restricted, therefore before going to the library the user must necessarily make a reservation through the Affluences App. The Affluences mobile app is free, ad-free and freely downloadable from the App Store and Google Play.


The booking option has been set up in the App Affluences with channels differentiated according to the type of user.
External users have been destined a reduced time slot and the effective possession of the external user card issued by the University Library System before 12 March 2020 is verified.

The reservation must be made at least 10 hours in advance.

Warning! Before going to the library, it is necessary to fill the Declaration for access to University structures.

Off-site students

Remember that:

  • the return of the volumes received on loan can also be made by mail
  • the interlibrary loan service is available at national level to obtain books on loan: just go to the nearest library


Rectoral Circular of 22 May 2020
Application of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 17 May 2020 and of the Order of the President of the Veneto Region No. 46 of 17 May 2020.
Opening to the public of museums and other places of culture, referred to in article 101 of the code of cultural heritage and landscape.

Application methods

Annex 1 - Museums Archives and Libraries

 

Are you looking for an eBook? There is the new Media Library OnLine - MLOL platform

If you are looking for an eBook and you cannot find it in the catalogue, try also MLOL (Media Library OnLine), the digital loan platform with the largest collection of content for all Italian libraries.
MLOL is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Depending on the commercial content that your library has chosen to purchase, in the collection indicated as "MLOL Resources" you can find the eBooks of the major publishers to borrow (2 eBooks per month, for 14 days).
The "OPEN Resources" collection, however, is always accessible to everyone and is made up of over 560,000 open resources, such as a completely free collection of eBooks, audiobooks, music scores, audio and video resources, e-learning, maps and much more. yet.
Access to the MLOL platform and the digital loan service are reserved for institutional users of the University of Padua after Single Sign On (SSO) authentication.
It is also available the MLOL Reader app, which gives the possibility to access to a wider range of services, such as reading ebooks in ePub and PDF format, annotating, highlighting and creating bookmarks in eBooks, directly on your mobile device.

If you want to know something more about the collection of electronic books made available by the Library System, consult the Books and Journals section of the Library System Portal.

 

Libraries reopening

From 5 May, some Libraries of the Library system reopen to allow the following users to carry out their research activities: professors, researchers, scholarship holders, PhD students, postgraduates, assignees, contractors and undergraduates .
The reopening of the libraries concerns the services of loan and return of volumes, document delivery and interlibrary loan, rapid consultation, on-site consultation.
Information on the opening days and times are available on the individual libraries' websites.

Access and stay can only take place after booking through the App Affluences. The library, in order to guarantee the required social distancing identifies special locations.
Also the entry of the booked users is calculated through the reservation in order to avoid gatherings.
The request and return of volumes without permanence in the premises will take place by electronic reservation.

The Affluences mobile app is free, ad-free and freely downloadable from the App Store and Google Play.

Warning! Before going to the library, it is necessary to fill the Declaration for access to University structures.

 

University course textbooks

Students and professors have off-campus access to the electronic resources of the University's digital library through the Auth-proxy service and, for a selection of resources, also through SSO authentication.
As for textbooks, by consulting the University catalogue, it is possible to check whether a book adopted in paper version has an electronic version directly accessible too.
To consult the collections of electronic books, also divided by subject area, see the eBook section of the Library System portal.

#DigitalSolidarity

During the Covid-19 emergency period, in order to provide academic institutions with adequate support for remote teaching and research, some national and international publishers and associations have promoted joint access to their distance education resources.
In the #DigitalSolidarity pages there are sections dedicated to the agreements with publishers for the extension of access to collections of journals and ebooks, to online courses and webinars for distance learning and links to open data:

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