Also known as Palazzo della Gherardesca, the building was constructed in the XVII century on the remains of the Torre della fame, featured in the work of Dante. Acquired by the Normale in 1968 and renovated in the 1970s, it has been a site of the Library since 1982. An underground tunnel connects this palazzo to Palazzo della Carovana, which houses several collections of the Library in some of the ground floor and first floor rooms.
|from Monday to Friday||9.00 - 23.00|
|Saturday||9.00 - 19.00|
Variations in opening times, for instance during the summer, Christmas and Easter periods, will be posted in the News section of the home page.
Collections by subject
Classics on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Palazzo dell'Orologio
Library science on the first floor of Palazzo dell'Orologio
Generalities (reference works) on the ground floor of Palazzo dell'Orologio
History on the ground floor of Palazzo della Carovana
Humanities periodical collection
The ground floor and the first floor of the Palazzo della Carovana, accessible by the entrance to Palazzo dell'Orologio, house the Humanities periodicals.
The periodicals are arranged on open shelves, and are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
The latest editions of a selection of current titles are located in the central display cabinet of the room on the first floor.
Authors' collections kept together on open shelves
- Vittore Branca (modern books)
- Arturo Codignola (modern books)
- Andrea Giardina
- Arnaldo Momigliano (modern books)
- Onofrio Nicastro (modern books)
- Ettore Passerin d'Entrèves (modern books)
- Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli
On-site reproductions (photocopies, scans and prints)