Almost all the volumes, arranged in order of subject and topic, are available on open shelf and can be consulted directly.
The SEARCH catalogue facilitates retrieval of the volumes in the possession of the Library, providing the following details:
- the name of the site:
Pisa – Capitano
Pisa – Canonica
Pisa – Orologio (including the Carovana site)
- the localisation or collection of appurtenance, defined as a set of documents conserved together and with the same access mode (open shelf or closed shelf). E.g.: History
- the call number (e.g. 945 L889)
Pisa – Orologio Storia 945 L889
Pisa – Capitano Rari e Antichi [scaffale chiuso] 730 R956 Rari
Where not explicitly indicated, the collection is intended as open shelf.
For the Guide to the localisations and the List of collocations, see the section How to find your way.
For indications on the consultation of the monographs conserved in the Book Deposit, visit the section Distribution of closed shelf materials.
To report volumes not found on the shelves, the relevant form can be completed, which is available at the first-access desk at the various sites. Before filling in the form, you are advised to check that the missing volumes are not on loan, by consulting the status of the copy in the SEARCH catalogue.
Most of the printed periodicals of the humanities area are available at the Carovana site. The latest ones of a selection of current titles are collocated in the central display cabinet of the room on the 1st floor.
Most periodicals of the scientific area are available in digital format. The latest years' issues of current periodicals in printed format are kept at the Canonica site.
The periodicals are displayed in alphabetical order by title. The ordering does not take into account articles, prepositions or conjunctions. The Humanities periodicals that have undergone title changes are arranged under the first title possessed.
Periodicals of both the Humanities and the Sciences kept in the Book Deposit are identifiable in the catalogue by means of the collocations "Magazzino L" for those of the Humanities and "Magazzino S" for those of the Sciences. For indications as to the consultation of these periodicals, visit the section Distribution of closed shelf materials.
To report volumes not found on the shelves, the relevant form can be completed, which is available at the first-access desk at the various sites.
The personal computers placed in the spaces of the Library and of the Scuola Normale enable direct consultation of the online resources. For CD-ROMs not online, visit the section Distribution of closed shelf materials.
PhD theses discussed from 2005 can be consulted in the SEARCH catalogue (in addition to a small number of theses discussed in 2003 and 2004).
Theses for which the author's consent has been given for consultation are accessible in their entirety in digital format starting from the catalogue record.
Those interested in theses without a waiver (including all those existing only on paper) must apply directly to the author for authorisation to consult them.
Closed shelf materials
To consult closed shelf materials, visit the section Distribution of closed shelf materials.