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
  • the Art Room on the second floor, dedicated to consultation of monographic and periodical publications concerning the arts
  • the Ancient and Rare Consultation Room on the ground floor mezzanine, dedicated to consultation of ancient books, as well as rare and valuable publications
  • the Mediateca Room on the ground floor mezzanine, dedicated to consultation of microforms
  • the Exhibition Room on the first floor, dedicated to weekly exhibitions of the new monographic acquisitions and reserved to Professors
  • the Course Reserves Room on the first floor, where the exam texts recommended by Professors are accessible
  • the Doctoral Thesis Room, accessible from the first walkway of the Reading Room 2, dedicated to the theses of the Pontifical Gregorian University
  • the Catalogue Room on the ground floor mezzanine, where there are the old printed catalogues and all works related to Bibliography, Library and Archival Science
  • the Book 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
  • the Distribution Room on the first floor, where users shall withdraw and return the requested volumes placed in the depositories and where the copy machines are located


Maps of the Monographic Collection on open shelf



Maps of the Periodical Collection


The Library offers the following equipments:

  • 334 study stations with power outlets for personal computers
  • 9 computerized workstations to access the catalogue and electronic resources
  • Wi-Fi in all areas
  • 11 self-service copy machines, that may be used with the Library/University ID, rechargeable at the Reception 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, big volumes and volumes in poor state of conservation. The price list is the following:
    • black and white copy: 4 cent
    • colour copy: 30 cent
    • digital copy: 3 cent
  • 284 lockers