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Loan Periods

Books in the Library have different loan periods:

  • 1 Day Loan
  • 3 Day Loan
  • Standard (borrower category dependent)

More information on borrowing books can be found at:

James Hardiman Library Borrowing


How to Find a Book

Italian Books


Books on the Italian language are mainly located on the Floor 1 of the Main Library around the 450's. Italian literature is available in the 850's on Floor 1 also.Some books are located in Closed Access and can be requested.  


There is a growing collection of e-books available in Italian and the Library tries to purchase e-books where possible. 

Books and E-books can be found through the Library catalogue

Italian Reference Works

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works can be an invaluable starting point for your research or study.  Print reference works for Italian are mainly located in Humanities and Social Sciences Reference on Floor 1.

Examples of useful online reference works for Italian include:


From the Special Collections

La comedia di Dante Aligieri. (Impressa in Vinegia : Per Francesco Marcolini ad instantia di Alessandro Vellutello, 1544). Old Library Collection.

From the Highlights from our Special Collections Booklet

More Information on Books

Guide to the Dewey Decimal System

Our books are catalogued using the Dewey Decimal System. Our guide to this classification scheme will help you to identify the shelf numbers for your specific subject area.