Set up in 2001, the Sciences Campus Library houses the collections coming from the former libraries of Physics (Arcetri) and Chemistry and from the archives of the Superior Physics section (Santa Marta) and the Department of Chemistry. It also holds the entire journals collection of the Department of Pharmacy.
In 2014 the collection of Astronomy, formerly housed in Arcetri Observatory and then in the Department
, was added.
Part of the books and journals collection is housed at Galileo Museum
: see catalogue
From 2017 the entire library of Animal Biology - established in 1977 - has been moved to the Sesto Fiorentino branch, from the historic headquarters of the Palazzo della Specola in Florence, which is also home to the Zoology section of the Museum of Natural History and the Department of Biology.
For items acquired before 1991, it is advisable to search also the card catalogue.
The library collection consists of:
Special interest collections available online
- 166 seats in the reading rooms
- 10 desktop PCs for catalogue search and research
- 1 JAWS-enabled PC
- wireless connection
The library is located inside the Sciences Campus
in the suburb of Sesto Fiorentino, on the first floor
of the Lecture Rooms-Library Building (n. 6)
The entire building is wheelchair accessible.