Central Library

Department of Sociology and social research, School of Economics and management, Faculty of Law


Maria Barbone

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday: 8:00-24:00; Sunday 14:00-21:00.


The Library offers the following services: access and borrowing, interlibrary loan and ILL/DD, reference, internet access and photocopy service.
Documents held in the library archives can be consulted and borrowed from Monday to Saturday (8:00-21:45) and on Sunday (14:00-20.30).
Microfilms and microfiches can be consulted from Monday to Friday by appointment: apply to the distribution desk or send an email to microfilm@unitn.it.

Holdings (31.12.2010)

218.588 books and 7.920 titles of periodicals (1696 current subscriptions).
Special Collections
Collection of Sociology: a particularly rich section, constantly growing since the Sixties, when the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Sociali  (later to become the first Faculty of Sociology in Italy) was founded.
Collection of antique law books.
A large section of works for the teaching of Foreign languages, formerly Mediateca CLA (Multimedia Library of the University Foreign Languages Teaching Center.)


-Storage Room: books, journals, degree theses, statistics.
-Reading room: for users of the storage room collection. 
Ground floor
-Reading rooms: encyclopaedias and reference works, current issues of printed journals in alphabetical order, the most consulted law works.
- Photocopy service (self-service, photocopy card dispenser available).
-Circulation desk area: borrowing  and general information. Newspapers, computers to search online catalogues and databases, degree theses on CD-ROM, Internet.
-Reference/Information Office: expert assistance in locating and using library resources.
-Staff offices: librarians for the acquisition, cataloguing, and management of paper and electronic resources.
First floor
-Head Librarian’s Office, Secretariat Office.


Central Library
Via Verdi, 8 - 38122 Trento
ph. +39 0461 283011 - 3012
fax +39 0461 281469
Maria Barbone - Head
Via Verdi, 8 - 38122 Trento
ph. +39 0461 283027
Reception (Central Library)
Via Verdi, 8 - 38122 Trento
ph. +39 0461 283468