Via delle Pandette, 2 - 50127 FIRENZE - tel. 055-4374010
The library is located in the Social Sciences Complex in Building D10 in via delle Pandette 2. It houses about 800,000 volumes (over half of which can be accessed directly on open shelves), 4,900 periodicals (about 2000 with current subscriptions) and about 1,600 periodicals available in electronic format. The library has 800 study seats, most of which are equipped with electrical outlets for personal computers, as well as 106 library computers for research.
Bibliographic searches for library holdings can be performed using the online OPAC catalog, from which it is possible to access a collective national catalog comprising 800 other libraries that are part of the SBN (Italian national library service). From the library computers, a series of databases of particular interest for socio-economics and law can also be accessed.
Library resources for statistics are located at the Department of Statistics "Giuseppe Parenti", viale Morgagni, 57; E-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org) which holds about 15,000 volumes (both books and periodicals), with 101 current subscription periodicals, 600 theses of the School of Statistics and the University Diploma in Statistics, and 187 microfilms. There is also a section containing publications of ISTAT and other national and international statistics institutes.