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The University of Padova Library System comprises 39 libraries and one Digital Library.

We provide a wide range of print and electronic resources to help with your studies. These include books and journals (printed and online), online databases, DVDs, and links to internet resource gateways.

These web pages provide information on the services and facilities that are available to international students.

For further information and contact details, visit the page dedicated to this service on your library website.

List of libraries

Access to libraries

Access to libraries is granted to everybody. Some libraries request you to leave or simply show your University card at the entrance desk.

Reading rooms

The libraries provide a variety of large and small reading rooms for different types of study.
There are also many study areas equipped with PCs and wi-fi connection.

Locate a document

To find a book or a journal in a library you have to search the online catalogue which contains records of all the books, journals, newspapers (both printed and electronic) available at the University of Padova. The catalogue gives information on book location and availability. You can also use it to check your Library Account and see which books you have on loan. Before your books are due back you can extend their loan, provided they have not been reserved and you can also reserve books which are not immediately available.


You can borrow material for a determined period of time. The loan is personal and to borrow books you must show your university badge. More information on library websites or guides.

Digital Library - electronic resources

All the electronic resources (databases, ejournals, online catalogues, etc.) available to the University of Padova users can be searched and accessed through the Padova Digital Library website.

Inter-Library Loan Service

The Inter-Library loan service retrieves books that cannot be found in the libraries of the University of Padova. For further information or specific requirements you should contact the staff of  the Central Office for inter-library loan—UCPI (—tel. 049 8274105–4108)

Document Delivery (Article Requests)

The service is limited to academic journal articles not found in the University Libraries. See the web page dedicated to the service in your library website.

MyPrint service

Self-service photocopiers and networked printers are located in every library. To access this service you need your badge. More information on MYPrint website.

Save time, ask a librarian!

Reference librarians help you with your research. With their help you can find information on a topic, develop research strategies for papers and projects, search library catalogues, articles, databases, and the Internet. You can also ask them about library services and resources.

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