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Reopening of the on-site consultation, only by reservation

Based on the Guidelines for the application to the universities of the DPCM of November the 3rd, 2020, drafted by the Comitato Regionale di Coordinamento delle Università della Toscana on November the 5th, 2020, from November the 11th, 2020, all library services, including on-site consultation, are reactivated for SNS professors, researchers, research assistants, PhD students, postgraduate students, fellows, and thesis-students .

Borrowing and interlibrary services remain active for the other SNS students.

Access is possible in the following time slots:

  • Orologio/Carovana: from Monday to Friday, for a maximum of 4 hours a day in these 2 time slots: 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm.
  • Capitano: from Monday to Friday, for a maximum of 4 hours a day in these 2 time slots: 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm.
  • Strozzi: Tuesday and Thursday, for a maximum of 3,5 hours a day in this time slot: 9am-12,30pm.

Consultation of books from the Canonica site will be allowed in the Orologio/Carovana site, through a delivery service by the Library’s staff.

Unfortunately, we are forced to introduce some restrictions for safety reasons:

  • access for consultation can only be granted by reservation. Reservations can be placed here: (use your SNS email address and your SNS password).
  • for all SNS institutional users who do not need to access the Library for consultation, lending by reservation will still be open. Also in this case, your reservation can be placed here:
  • non-institutional users who have to return borrowed material must request an appointment by sending an e-mail to the address
  • 46 users can access, only by reservation, the Orologio/Carovana site (Orologio: 21 users; Carovana: 25 users); 29 users can access the Capitano site, and 3 users Palazzo Strozzi site.
  • in each site in Pisa, reading places will be available only in a limited number of rooms, in order to facilitate surveillance and cleaning. The rooms where reading places will be available are the following:
    • Capitano site: Sala di lettura (ground floor); Sala di Letteratura (second floor); Sala Ciampi and rooms 1-4 (Linguistics, third floor);
    • Orologio site: Sala di consultazione (ground floor); rooms 303, 305, 310 and 311 (Classics, second floor);
    • Carovana site: room 16 (ground floor); Sala periodici (first floor).
  • users cannot collect themselves books from the shelves, but have to use the distribution service organized by the SNS Library. Users need to reserve in advance the books they want to consult through the Library’s SEARCH catalogue. Reservations can be placed both before getting to the library and once inside the Library.
  • while users are accessing the Library, reservations are checked by the Library’s staff. All users must measure body temperature before accessing. Access will not be granted to users whose body temperature is higher than 37.5°C.
  • users who need to use lockers receive a bag where they can put all their belongings before using the lockers.
  • users must wear a disposable face mask and wash their hands. Users must always wear their face mask in the Library, and hands need to be washed frequently during the day.
  • tables can be occupied only with a chessboard distribution, in order to observe the social distance of at least 1 meter. Reading places are identified by specific signals.
  • Once the consultation is over:
    • please leave the volumes you used on the carts;
    • for those volumes you want to consult during a second visit, please return them temporarily at the entrance of the Library;
    • volumes in depositories must be returned at the entrance of the Library.

[page created: 04-11-2020 - last modify: 10-11-2020]