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Central University Library “Card. Attilio Nicora”
The new central university library, which was inaugurated on 16 December 2016, incorporates the paper and digital resources previously held in the Giorgio Petrocchi library in Borgo Sant’Angelo, the law library in Via Pompeo Magno and the educational psychology library in Piazza delle Vaschette. It is located inside the wall of the Passetto di Borgo and has entrance at Via di Porta Castello 44.

There are six levels: two underground spaces for library storage and three reading rooms - one on the ground floor, designed as a space where you can sit and read, work on your laptop or obtain information on library services and the other two on the upper floors with 190 work stations for consulting books, journals and databases. The top floor of the library houses the University administrative offices.

The library services are also available to external users, including local residents and people with disabilities, in addition to university personnel.

The library is a constituent member of the URBS (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche), a network of cultural associations that includes research and academic institutions in humanities and social sciences disciplines.

There are over 162,000 volumes, 485 current journals relating to social sciences, law, economics and politics, communication and education sciences, and 24 multidisciplinary databases. There's also a collection of psychological tests and a dedicated bioethics section.

The library provides an invaluable resource for students and tutors with its catalogue of publications, reference section and online services.

Social sciences section: Giusi D'Alessandro
Phone +39 06.68422208

Psycho-pedagogy section: Paola Ducceschi
Phone +39 06.68422343

Law and economics sector: Milena Mariniello
Phone +39 06.68422253

Opening times:
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Document requests must be made before 5:30 PM.

"Giuseppe Dalla Torre" Library
Located at LUMSA's Palermo campus, the Giuseppe Dalla Torre Library provides specialist learning and research resources for the Law Department. It has two halls with a total of 70 work stations and contains a stock of around 17000 books and 50 current journals. The library specialises in Law and Art History. It is linked to 24 online databases of the LUMSA Library System and 2 of the Department.

Since January 2005 the Library has been incorporated in the Palermo public library SBN (standard book numbering) system. Induction services are available on how to use the catalogues and electronic and other reference resources.

Via Filippo Parlatore, 65 Palermo
Phone +39 091.6811208
Opening times: Monday - Friday: 9 AM to 1 PM 13:00 and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
10 June to 30 September: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 1 PM; August: closed.