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Consultation and Loan



The books kept in the five Reading Rooms, mainly the works of major consultation, are on open shelves and therefore directly accessible to the users. Overall, they amount to about 50,000 books, whose call numbers start with one of the following abbreviations:

  • S.L.
  • SIDIC / S.L.
  • Arte

The volumes of the Course Bibliographies Service are also directly accessible in the dedicated room.


Volumes placed in the warehouses (call numbers Mag., FA, FW, BC, Soc., SIDIC, Ved., BEV, Fag.) must be requested in consultation by choosing between two possibilities:

  1. selecting the volume directly on the Library online catalog;
  2. using the special “Inserimento richieste” mode on the moBi Web platform.

Users can request up to 12 volumes per day and requests can be sent 24 hours a day, even outside the University Network. All requests sent after 5:01 p.m. will be processed the following day, while the Service is suspended from Saturday at 11:01 a.m. to Sunday at 5:00 p.m.. As soon as the requested volumes are available, the user receives an e-mail and shall collect them at the Distribution Desk no later than 5:30 p.m. (please note that the Service is suspended from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.).


Volumes of the Ancient and Rare Fund (call numbers Inc. and Ris.) must be requested in the same way but for a maximum of 3 volumes per day and must be consulted in the dedicated room.


Volumes placed in the warehouses but belonging to the Wetter Fund (call number FW) and to the Cultural Heritage Fund (call number BC) must be requested at the Distribution Desk by filling out a special paper card.  


The entire Periodical Collection, to which the Reading Rooms 4 and 5 of the Second floor are dedicated, is freely and directly accessible, with the exception of the titles belonging to Special Library Funds, those published before 1861 and those of large format, which must be requested at the Distribution Desk by filling out a special paper card.




A maximum of 5 volumes per day can be retained in consultation, using the “Maneat” function on moBi.

Only volumes kept in the warehouses can be retained in consultation: it is not allowed to deposit volumes placed on open shelves (including periodicals and volumes of the Course Textbook Room) and those belonging to the Ancient and Rare Fund.


At the end of the study session, and in any case before 6:30 p.m., volumes must be returned to the Distribution Desk, where it is possible to collect them again in “Maneat” by 5:30 p.m. for the following 7 days. Please note that the Service is suspended from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m..


On the day when volumes are scheduled to be definitively returned, if they have not been booked by another user it is possible to extend the deposit in consultation for a further 7 days. If the day of restitution coincides with Sunday or with a public holiday, the possibility of renewal or restitution will be postponed on the first working day.


A brief guide to the procedure of book request and handling is available in Italian.




As declared in Art. 4 of the General Rules of the Library, loans are reserved to emeritus and permanent professors, to aggregate and associated appointed lecturers of the Gregorian University, as well as to the Community members of the Jesuit Fathers in residence.

Loans may be made as follows:

  • Up to 30 books from the warehouses, for up to 3 months
  • Up to 5 books from the reading rooms, for up to one week

It is available a self-service loan station for all authorized users, placed at the Library Loan Office, Room to the right of the Entrance Desk. Here it is a quick guide in italian.


The appointed, invited and assistants lecturers can borrow up to 3 books for a month, only from the warehouses and on written request presented to the Librarian from the respective Dean, President or Director. Users shall fill in the green paper form in the Loan Office.


Ancient and rare books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and loose periodicals issues aren’t in any case for loan.


Interlibrary loan is not provided.