Network and equipment
Secure remote access to SNS network
Secure remote access (VPN), managed by the SNS Information Technology Services, is a service reserved for users affiliated with the SNS, with prior authentication.
It enables users to connect online in secure mode in order to access the general services of the Scuola Normale and to consult the electronic resources of the Library with reserved access (online periodicals, databases and online CD-ROMs).
For instructions for using the VPN service and any assistance you may need, please consult the dedicated page VPN (Virtual Private Network).
The service enables direct access, from workstations external to the SNS network, to the main platforms of electronic resources in subscription, without the need to install any software. Authentication is by inserting the SNS institutional credentials, simplifying remote access to online resources, in particular when using mobile devices.
The steps of the procedure are as follows:
- access the editor's platform / aggregator;
- click on Log in / Sign in to access the authentication options;
- select option that enables institutional access, for example Institution login or Shibboleth login (do not login via Athens, OpenAthens or personal authentications with username and password);
- select first the network or group of appurtenance Italy - IDEM GARR or Italian Higher Education Research and then Scuola; in some cases, it will be possible to select the Scuola directly from the list of authorised institutions;
- lastly, input your SNS credentials.
List of the publishers' platforms accessible via IDEM/GARR
WiFi access is managed by the SNS Information Technology Services (the Servizi Informatici di Ateneo della Scuola), and may be utilised by all users of the Library.
For instructions for the configuration of the online connection on your personal devices, please consult the dedicated page Web access.
Equipment for the public
Reader and scanner for microfilms and microfiches
The Capitano site has available a scanner-reader for the digital reproduction of microfilms and microfiches.
For use, please consult the page On-site reproductions.
Photocopiers, scanners and printers
The Pisa sites of the Library have available multifunction devices to be used in self service mode for photocopying, scanning and printing.
For their use and information as to costs, please consult the page On-site reproductions.
At all sites of the Library, some PCs are available for public use. Since these are public workstations, it is not possible to use apps different from those installed or to make unauthorised use of them.
From each workstation prints can be made, on payment, which are rerouted to multifunction devices available at the sites of the Library, to be used in self service mode.
For further details as to how to use the printer, please consult the guide How to print from public workstations.
The Palazzo del Capitano has available a workstation reserved for the consultation of CDs and DVDs not accessible on local area networks.
Please ask the Library personnel for any assistance.
For all information relating to the reproductions that can be made at the Library, please consult the page On-site reproductions.