Palatine Library

Wednesday, 8th July 2020 - Notice


Starting from 8th July 2020 the Palatine Library reopens the consultation service for study and research by reservation with the following opening times: from Mondays to Fridays  9:00 a.m. -1 p.m..

At the moment, studying with own books will not be allowed.

The service will take place in compliance with health and hygiene regulations and through social distancing. The staff will detect body temperature and, if higher than 37.5 °, the user will be barred from entering. Hand sanitisation is required and the use of a face mask is  compulsory for the entire time spent in the Library.

The reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to: with the subject: “CONSULTATION ROOM”  and the email body must contain user  identification data,  day and time of arrival and the Library document to consult (maximum 3 documents), as well as a self-certification declaring the user’s state of health. In response the user must wait to receive an email confirming the availability of the requested documents and the study place allocation before going to the Library.

In order to respect  the rules about the social distancing, access to the Library  will be limited and reduced: at the moment, five places will be available for consultation and each single place can be used only once a day.

It will be possible to put the documents "on hold” for 5 days only. If other users will not request the same documents the Library Direction will evaluate the possibility of extending the deadline for 5 more days.
Books on the open shelf will be picked up by the staff and delivered to the consulting room,. therefore books can’t be taken directly from the shelf by the users
It will not be possible to leave personal belongings unattended and occupy places other than the one assigned by the  staff.

Suspended services:

Until new instructions it will not be possible to:

- access with your own books
- use the computers of the Library
- request other documents  in addition to those requested by mail
- request photocopies and scans on site