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Biblioteca di Area Umanistica


Via Arpi, 176 (piano terra)

71121 Foggia

Referent: dott.ssa Antonella Tomasicchio

Tel.: 0881 338647

Fax: -






Wi-Fi Rete Eduroam

Access for disabled people: Total access

Servizio informazioni e assistenza utenti


Servizi di Prestito interbibliotecario e Document delivery

Tel. 0881 338611 - 338645 (Prestito Interbibliotecario)
Tel. 0881 338188 (DD-Borrowing) - 338609 (DD-Lending)

Orario di apertura - Opening hours from 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Monday : 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday : 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday : 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 09:00 - 18:00
Friday : 09:00 - 15:00

Orario di apertura Sala Studio Scarabello from 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Monday : 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday : 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday : 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday : 09:00 - 19:00
Friday : 09:00 - 19:00


  • About us
  • Staff and contacts
  • Library Services
  • Catalogs
  • Resources

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.


Library Manager: dott.ssa Antonella Tomasicchio - Tel. 0881 338647

Ready Reference Services:

Circulation Dept.: Annamaria Ragno  

Interlibrary Services Dept.: Gancarlo Pugliese, Annamaria Ragno, Elena Santangelo, Cristina Viola 

Serials Dept, ACNP: Cristina Viola 




SBA Cataloguing Dept.

SBA Cataloguing Coordinator: dott.ssa Fiorenza Ciaburri Scinto - Tel.  0881 338648

Cataloguing Services (operating data): dr. Maria Cristina Altobelli - Tel. 0881 338613

Library Services Staff

Main Reading Room Staff- Quick Reference, Assistance, Lending Services:
Gancarlo Pugliese, Annamaria Ragno, Elena Santangelo, Cristina Viola

Acquisitions Services:
Anna Maria Ragno, Cristina Viola

Reference Service:
Fiorenza Ciaburri Scinto (service conducted by email; available in person by appointment only)

Serials Service:
Cristina Viola 

Other Reading Rooms Staff– Assistance and Information Services:
Sala Ex-Discum: Anna Maria Ragno
Sala Ex-Ditra: Giancarlo Pugliese, 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.


UNIFG Online Catalogue and Discovery Tool

5. Circulation/Lending Service

  • 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 weekly loan. Some of those items can be borrowed for just one day: you have to return them before Library closing time. Ancient and rare books or items in a bad condition cannot be borrowed.

6. Document delivery

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

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 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.

No particular computer skills are required. Usually our courses are held 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 Catalog

(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.



Digital Archive of Medieval Culture. It contains several databases, indexes, directories


Anneè Philologique

Specialized bibliographic database of academic works related to every aspect of classical civilizations


Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (requires user registration)


Thesaurus Linguae Latinae




Ebsco Academic collection

Collection of over 120,000 e-books of various disciplinary fields, mainly in English.

Biblioteche Univ. Di Foggia
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