Psychology Branch Library

Address & Contacts

Via S. Salvi, 12 - Palazzina 26 - 50135 Firenze · Map
Tel. 055.2755003 - E-mail: bibpsico(AT)

Opening Hours

Orario Psychology

(scorri a destra)


The current location of the Psychology branch library opened in 2009 and houses all the collections previously held in the different locations.

The library is situated inside the S. Salvi campus which was, until the 1970s, part of the town's psychiatric hospital. The building hosts also the Department of Psychology. 

Among the library's historical collections one of the highlights is the private library of Francesco De Sarlo, founder of the Experimental Psychology Laboratory inside the Institute of Higher Studies. The books of this collection are held in the library, while the journals are held at the Humanities Library.

This highly specialised collection totals:


Reading and Loans

Modern material is on open shelves in the reading room, older editions are in the bookstacks.

The books with the following call numbers are not for loan: ESAM, SALA, SALA2, ENC, DIZ, books and miscellaneous of the Fondo De Sarlo and other historical collections.

Reading room

49 seats, 25 of which with power sockets and 24 with a desktop PC. Wireless network access throughout the library.

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