Use of the library
The library and the archive are open to the public.
The collection and archive can be consulted in the reading room, but cannot be taken out of the building. The reading room has extended opening hours for researchers and students from Norwegian universities. Users are kindly requested to deposit the books in the grey trolley-bookshelf after consultation.
It is strictly forbidden to consume food and beverages in the library or the reading room in the annex.
Print, copies and scanning
Images and articles may be copied for study or research purposes, by using mobile phones or digital cameras. Requests for permissions to copy documents should be forwarded to the librarian in advance of your visit.
Documents, photographs and other materials may be protected by copyright not owned by the Norwegian Institute. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the necessary permission for reproduction or use. The librarian may provide contact information to the copyright owner if accessible.
The librarian is a subject specialist in the main themes of the Institute library and can assists students and researchers in using the library and archive.
Researchers and students at the Institute have access to collections and digital resources from all the major research libraries in Italy. Please contact librarian Manuela Michelloni by e-mail for access.
- Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche (URBS) is a searchable common catalogue for The Norwegian Institute and four other research libraries in Rome. The collection is mainly classical studies, archaeology and Italian art history.
- URBiS Library Network provides access to resources in the humanities and social sciences through an international library network based in Rome..
- Bibliografia Romana is a collection of documents related to the city of Rome from the early Middle Ages up to present day (published after 1998).
- The National Italian Library Service Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale
- The National Library in Rome: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma
- The National Library in Firenze. Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze