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Reopening of the lending and return facilities

The Library has re-opened its lending facilities, exclusively by appointment.

  • All users, whether of the Scuola or not, can return borrowed material that had expired during the period of closure
  • For the moment, however, only SNS users may have access to the lending facilities
  • You can borrow all the material with a loan policy of 15 or 30 days; it is also possible to borrow:

o for a maximum period of 15 days and without the possibility of extension, the material normally admitted to the evening loan only

o for a maximum period of 7 days and without the possibility of extension, the periodicals situated on the open shelves

Sites and opening times

The service is active at the Orologio/Carovana andCapitano sites in Pisa with public opening timesfrom 9:30 to 12:30 andfrom 14:30 to 17:30 , from Monday to Friday. The material of the Canonica site will be managed at the Orologio/Carovana site.

The service is active at the Strozzi site in Florence with public opening times from 9:00 to 12:30, on Tuesday and Thursday.

How the service will operate

Borrowing will be exclusively by reservation and appointment.

  • Users can reserve material by browsing the Library's SEARCH catalogue, upon authentication with their SNS credentials, starting from the record relating to the document they wish to reserve.
  • The user who has made a reservation will receive an automatic message from the automation system in which he will be notified as to whether the volume requested is available
  • Subsequently, the user must make an appointment for collection of the volume via the platform . Punctuality is essential
  • Users may enter the Library one at a time, wearing a disposable mask (users not wearing a mask will not be permitted to enter the Library), and observing a social distance. Admission to the Library is not permitted without a fixed appointment.
  • Borrowing will take place without direct contact with the librarian.

Return of borrowed material is exclusively by reservation and appointment.

  • Institutional users can make an appointment via the platform
  • Non-institutional users can request an appointment by sending an e-mail to the
  • Access to the Library is in the same way as for the collection of the borrowed volume
  • Returned material must be placed by the user himself in a special container reserved for the service, without it being handled by the librarian
  • In the above mentioned container, the books remain in quarantine for at least three days; during this period, they must not be touched by the Library staff or be loaned out, but they may be reserved through SEARCH by other users who may be interested in them
  • When the period of quarantine is over, the books will be put back in their place, and will once more be available for borrowing.

[page created: 08-05-2020 - last modify: 21-07-2020]