In order to use the loan and consultation service, you need to be registered to the library.
You can register by presenting a valid identity document.
You can borrow 5 documents at a time.
The term of the loan is 31 days (renewable).
Periodicals and documents which are indicated “solo per consultazione interna” (“internal consultation only) in the online catalogue cannot be loaned.
Concerning the consultation, there is not limit on the number of documents you can consult.
We have a reading room for consulting. The opening time is the same of the library (Mon-Fri, 9.30-18.30)
If you want to consult documents for several days, please inform the staff and use the form “non riporre” (“Don’t replace”).
Furthermore, the latest issues of 41 periodicals are available in the reading room.
Moreover, there are 2 computer workplaces that you can use for bibliographic research and consultation of multimedia material.
A section of the Library’s heritage is stored into an external storage: documents included in this section are indicated in the online catalogue with the following statement: “B. Fondazione Gramsci E.R. (Solo su prenotazione)”, while the documents available in the headquarters are indicated with: “B. Fondazione Gramsci E.R.”.
If you want to require documents (for consulting or loaning), please require them directly through the catalogue (service “Richiesta di prestito” – “loan application”, which is operational for registered users at the library) or contact us by telephone (051 231377 / 051 223102) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Concerning the material stored in the external storage, the requests are accepted until 14.00, the documents will be delivered from 15.30.
Documents which are required after 14.00 will be available from 15.30 the next day and will stored at the headquarter under the name of the user for two weeks.
A document which is currently on-loan can be booked by telephone, e-mail or through the online catalogue (by registered users at the library).
If you want to extend the loan, please send a request for by telephone (051 231377 / 051 223102) or by e-mail (email@example.com).
If the requested document is not booked by another user, the loan will be extended for other 31 days.
There is not limit on the number of extension.
Delay and suspention
If you return the document you borrowed in delay, you will be suspended for a period of double the days late.
In order to avoid any suspension, the user shall check its situation about loans through the section “Check-out items” that can be found on Catalogo del Polo bolognese.
We underline that you can extend your loan by telephone (051 231377 / 051 223102) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The documents can be returned by the deadline by anyone, even non-registered, in person or by post to the following address: Biblioteca della Fondazione Gramsci Emilia-Romagna, via Mentana, 2 40126 Bologna.