University Library System
University Library System

Libraries at a Glance

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

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 2021)

  • The University Library System (Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo - SBA) serves over 57,000 students and 2,057 academic staff
  • More than 2,200,000 books and journals
  • More than 124,000 loans
  • About 59,000 e-journals and 350 online databases accessible both on-campus and off-campus (proxy access)
  • More than 250,000 ebooks


Data by Servizio Monitoraggio (ITA).