Access and consultation

Everybody can access the reading rooms and consult the resources stored in the University Library.

A users’ badge is required in order to access the Central Library. University users (students, lecturers and staff) must use their own personal badge, while institutional users who are not issued with a badge (contract lecturers, collaborators, experts etc.) can request a “Guest” badge from the Loans Office.

External users can access the Library after registering at the entrance and picking up a day pass.

Rules of behaviour

The Library is a communal area for study and research. As such, users are requested to:

  • behave in an appropriate manner that does not disturb other users;
  • ensure no damage is sustained by Library resources or facilities, as everybody must be able to use them;
  • follow the terms of use of the services provided by the Library.

In the event of behaviour that is seriously inappropriate, the Library Management may ban users from the reading room and all services.

Services for disabled readers

Individuals with motor disabilities are able to access all the Libraries, as they are free from architectural barriers and have a lift near the entrance. Each library has seats reserved for patrons with disabilities, which are marked with special signage. The Central Library has a range of equipment (magnifiers, voice synthesisers etc.) designed to facilitate the use of Library resources by students with visual disabilities or learning difficulties.