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The University Library System includes the library resources and services of the University of Padova.

The mission of the University Library System is

  • to preserve, update and promote the use of the University bibliographic and documentary collections
  • to guarantee the widest possible e-access to scientific information through the University Digital Library
  • to support University research and teaching activities

Library System at a glance, facts and figures (year 2017)

  • The University Library System (Sistema Bibliotecario d'Ateneo - SBA) serves over 57,000 students and 2,057 academic staff
  • More than 2,000,000 books and journals
  • More than 201,00 loans and about 5,000 inter-library loans every year
  • About 46.011 e-journals and 770 online databases accessible both on campus and off campus (proxy access)
  • More than 116.230 ebooks

Data available at: and in the  SBA Annual technical report (ITA ) by Servizio Monitoraggio (ITA)

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