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Spaces and Equipments



Various spaces for study and consultation of the patrimony are available to users:

  • 5 Reading Rooms spread on 3 floors (plus the raised floor of the 2nd floor, filled with shelves), where 50,000 books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, textbooks, reference works), all Doctoral Dissertations presented at the Gregorian University and the Periodical Collection are directly accessible
  • Art Room on the second floor, dedicated to consultation of monographic and periodical publications concerning the arts
  • the Doctoral Thesis Room, accessible from the first walkway of the Reading Room 2, dedicated to the theses of the Pontifical Gregorian University
  • the Exhibition Room on the first floor, dedicated to weekly exhibitions of the new monographic acquisitions and reserved to Professors
  • Course Textbook Room on the first floor, where the exam texts recommended by Professors are accessible
  • the Distribution Room on the first floor, where users shall request and withdrawal the volumes placed in the warehouses and where the photocopying machines are located
  • Ancient and Rare Room on the ground floor mezzanine, dedicated to consultation of ancient books, as well as rare and valuable publications
  • the Catalogue Room on the ground floor mezzanine, where catalogues are kept and works related to Bibliography, Library and Archival Science
  • the Warehouse Tower, accessible from floor 0 to 5 only by Jesuit Fathers and stable Professors, while floor 6 is accessible by all users and is dedicated to part of the Periodical Collection


Maps of the Periodical Collection

Summary Tableaux of the various floors

Reading Rooms 1 and 2 - First Walkway

Reading Room 2 and Distribution Room - Second Walkway

Warehouse Tower - Sixth Floor

Second Floor

Second Floor - Raised Floor




The Library offers the following equipments:

  • 400 study stations with power outlets for computers
  • 9 computerized workstations to access the catalogue and electronic resources
  • Wi-Fi in all areas
  • 11 self-service copying machines, that may be used with a copy card that can be purchased at the Entrance Desk; copies shall be in compliance with the copyright law and it is not possible to copy the books published before 1900, the rare and valuable material, dictionaries, encyclopedias, lexicons, and works in poor state of conservation
  • 284 lockers