Biblioteca di area Umanistica
Via Arpi, 176 (piano terra)
Referent: dott.ssa Antonella Tomasicchio
Tel.: 0881 587645-658
Wi-Fi Rete Eduroam
Access for disabled people: Total access
Loan serviceTel. 0881 587658
Interlibrary Loan e Document deliveryTel. 0881 750306, -312 (Interlibrary Loan) Tel. 0881 587645-750312 (Document Delivery) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orario Invernale from 16/09/2019 to 14/07/2020
Orario estivo from 15/07/2019 to 15/09/2019
- About us
- Staff and contacts
- Library Services
The Humanities Library (Biblioteca di Area Umanistica) was established in 2013 by the merging of the previous Humanities Departments and Faculties libraries.
In 2016 the library was named after its first Academic Director, Professor Maria José Strazzulla, archeologist, who passed away in 2013.
The library collection includes more than 40.000 documents and over 190 current journals. Almost all the books recommended for exams are available for reading or lending.
In addition, the library houses advanced textbooks, study materials and journals connected to the main study/research areas of our Department (Beni Culturali [Cultural Heritage], Lettere [Arts] e Scienze della Formazione [Education]), ancient and rare books and collections bequeathed by scholars and professors.
The library provides barrier-free access (it is wheelchair accessible)
The main reading room provides seating for 48 (including two desks for wheelchairs); most of the documents in the reading room are located on open book shelves and are directly available to readers. Requests for books and journals in closed bookstacks must be made to the staff.
In the journals room, where 10 further seats are available, users can find current ready-reference issues of journals and periodicals subscribed to by the library.
The other 2 reading rooms (Room 16, ex-Ditra, with 6 seats – and Room 12 - Ex Discum, with 8 seats) are open from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm; the ex-Ditra Reading Room is equipped with a special PC for blind or visually impaired people (access on request).
The Scarabello Reading Room, close to the Student registry office, offers 16 additional seats; it is open every day from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm (in line with the Dept. opening hours).
All university locations - including our library - offer free wireless access (Wi-Fi) in public areas at all times; it is necessary to be registered with the Unifg Wi-Fi service by our Department IT staff.
- Main Reading Room opening hours:
- From 16/09/2019 to 14/07/2020
- Monday: 08.30 - 18.00
- Tuesday: 08.30 - 18.00
- Wednesday: 08.30 - 18.00
- Thursday: 08.30 - 18.00
- Friday: 08.30 - 13.30
- Summer Opening Hours:
- From 15/07/2020 to 15/09/2020
- Monday: 08.30 - 16.30
- Tuesday: 08.30 - 16.30
- Wednesday: 08.30 - 16.30
- Thursday: 08.30 - 16.30
- Friday: 08.30 - 13.30
- “Scarabello” Reading Room Opening Hours:
- Every day from 8.00 to 20.00
- Special Reading Rooms Opening Hours:
- Monday: 10.00 - 13.00 (Ex Ditra room only)
- Tuesday: 10.00 - 13.00
- Wednesday: 10.00 - 13.00
- Thursday: 10.00 - 13.00
- Friday: 10.00 - 13.00
Library Manager: dott.ssa Antonella Tomasicchio
email@example.com - Tel. 0881 587645
Circulation Dept.: Angela Maria Malerba
firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel. 0881 587658
ILL and DD Services: email@example.com
Serials Dept, ACNP: Cristina Viola
firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel. 0881 750390
Library Services, Book Exchange Service: Anna Maria Ragno
email@example.com – Tel. 0881 587609
SBA Cataloguing Dept.
SBA Cataloguing Coordinator: dott.ssa Fiorenza Ciaburri Scinto
firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel. 0881 587648
Cataloguing Services (operating data): Elena Santangelo
email@example.com - Tel. 0881 750306
Library Services Staff
Main Reading Room Staff- Quick Reference, Assistance, Lending Services:
Cristina Altobelli, Angela Malerba, Anna Maria Ragno, Elena Santangelo, Cristina Viola.
Angela Malerba, Cristina Viola
Fiorenza Ciaburri Scinto (giovedì, dalle ore 10:00 alle ore 13:00)
Other Reading Rooms Staff– Assistance and Information Services:
Sala Ex-Discum: Anna Maria Ragno
Sala Ex-Ditra: Cristina Altobelli, Elena Santangelo
Sala Fondo Scarabello: Cristina Viola
1. Information service
The Front Desk staff, in the main reading room, can provide info about the library and all its facilities and services.
2. Reading Rooms, Workstations
Our reading rooms provide 84 seats in total. The tables in the main reading room can be used as workstations, where users can connect their own devices.
3. Databases and Digital Resources
Some PCs with access to the Internet and to other electronic resources are available in the Main Reading Room, where users can search through catalogues, databases and digital resources subscribed to by the University of Foggia.
4. OPACUNIFG Online Catalogue and Discovery Tool
5. Circulation/Lending Service
From Monday to Thursday: ore 08.45 - 14.00 / 15.00 - 16.15;
Friday: ore 08.45 - 13.00
- To check out books, you need to be an UNIFG institutional user (i.e. a student, a researcher, a professor or a staff member). To register for our lending service, you need to fill in a form with personal data, including your student number, and show a personal ID card to the staff.
- External users can borrow items but they need to be vouched for by a supervisor (professor/researcher).
- Users can borrow 3 items per week. Lending can be renewed if the borrowed book is not reserved.
- Certain resources (such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, journals, rare books and certain study books…) are not available for loan.
6. Document delivery (fornitura documenti in copia)
If you cannot find the item you need in our library catalogue, you can order it through our Document Delivery Service. We can obtain parts of books and journal articles from other libraries. Requests can be made by professors and researchers, PhD and undergraduate students, staff members. Erasmus students may also use the Document Delivery system. Requests must be made on the forms available at the help desk (recommended) or by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure the author, title, year and requested pages fields are accurately completed. Using the Document Delivery system you can request 3 items per week. The DD service is usually free of charge; requested materials can be picked up from Monday to Thursday (10.00 am to 01.00pm)
Libraries can request parts of our documents through the NILDE Exchange System or by mail to email@example.com. Individuals (i.e. non-institutional users) cannot request items in this way.
For further information:Document Delivery
7. Reference Service - Bibliographical Information
The Reference Service provides information, assistance and bibliographic guidance for users involved in complex research or writing their dissertations.
It is usually available on Thursdays from 10.00am to 01.00pm, but it is possible to make an appointment on other days/ at other times, by contacting the staff.
8. Information Literacy (IL) Courses
IL courses aim to improve our users’ skills and enable them to locate, evaluate, synthesize and effectively use information from a variety of sources, in particular printed materials (books, serials...) and online databases/resources. IL helps students recognize misleading, out-of-date, or false information. It also helps them sort through the data and interpret it. Attending IL basic courses, which are completely free, is particularly recommended for first or second-year students.
Our basic IL course lasts 6 hours; it is divided into 2 sessions of 3 hours each. No particular computer skills are required. Usually our courses are held 2 times a year, in Italian.
For further information, you can visit the library or the Dept. web sites, follow the library social page on FB or ask the staff.
9. Copying/Scanning Items
By Italian law, up to 15% of a single item - books, periodicals issues – may be copied for personal use (L. 18/08/2000 n. 248 – c. 4 e 5 art. 68 e ss. mm. ii). Inside the library, copying/printing/scanning facilities are not available - you can ask the staff for more information; scanning and saving parts of documents using personal devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.) is permitted, within the same 15% limit.
OPAC Polo SBN Foggia
(Serials research, journals, e-journals, ecc. in italian Libraries)Archivio Nazionale Periodici ACNP
EIO Periodici - Casalini Torrossa
Collection of journals and e-journals, mainly in Italian.Access
Digital Archive of Medieval Culture. It contains several databases, indexes, directoriesAccess
Specialized bibliographic database of academic works related to every aspect of classical civilizationsAccess
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (requires user registration)Access
Thesaurus Linguae LatinaeAccess
Ebsco Academic collection
Collection of over 120,000 e-books of various disciplinary fields, mainly in English.Access
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