To develop co-ordinated library services, the University of Padova has set up a Library Centre, to oversee and promote the facilities and services offered by the several University of Padova libraries in the city. The Library Centre also focuses on the development of advanced services, such as:
- On-line Public Automated Catalogue (OPAC)
- On-line University databases
- Electronic journals available on-line
- Access to non-paper-based documents (multimedial, hypertextual, etc.) directly from the OPAC
- Inter-library lending and document delivery service.
- List of libraries
Until June 2013 some libraries are extending their opening times, allowing students to use libraries’ information resources also in the evenings and during weekends.
Check the list of the libraries that are involved in the initiative
Access is generally allowed to everyone. External users (i.e. users not related to the University of Padova in any way) must buy a card which provides access to the library services.
Erasmus and other exchange students enjoy the same rights as Italian students. Each library may establish an "ad hoc" procedure in order to ensure that books are brought back safely (e.g. deposit, letter from the person responsible for the mobility exchange, and so on).
The Multimedia Library is a branch of the Cla - Centro Linguistico di Ateneo. It provides a large collection of media: audio, video, language software, digital presentation resources, etc.
Students (including exchange students) and staff of the University can check-out DVDs and videos to watch in the lab. They are free to use the multimedia facilities and the language laboratory for self-learning; they can also have access to audiovisual and computerized resources.
Mediateca - Centro Linguistico di Ateneo
Via Martiri della Libertà, 2 - 35137 Padova
Tel. +39 049 827 1847
Opening hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:00-13:00
- Palazzo Maldura
Via Beato Pellegrino, 1
Laboratorio A: 20 places
Laboratorio B: 25 places
- Complesso Ex Fiat
Via Venezia, 13
Laboratorio EF9: 90 places
- Palazzo Ex Inail
Via Martiri della Libertà, 2
Lecture room: 22 places