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Access to the Library

The Library of the Chamber of Deputies was founded in 1848 as a support office of the Subalpine Parliament. Since its foundation, the Library has consistently contributed to parliamentary work through document collection and preparation, by which means it has gradually built itself into an important reference library containing around 1.3 million books, more than 2,000 current periodicals, and more than one hundred databases.
Since 1988, this wealth of published material has been available for consultation by members of the public; the Library also provides research and information services to all citizens. Since 2007, it is closely integrated with the Library of the Senate as part of the project for the creation of a Joint Parliamentary Library.
The Library specializes in law, history, economics, political science and the history of political institutions. It holds a collection of legislative documents and parliamentary records from Italy and many other countries.
The Library is open to persons aged over 16 with a valid document of identification. Persons using the Library must fill out a request form. The entrance is in Via del Seminario 76.

Opening hours for the public:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Library is closed to the public in the month of August.

This service is available for Members of Parliament each period of the year.
Among the services provided:

  • Assistance for bibliographical research and catalogue consultation;
  • Orientation for searching legislative documents as well as Italian, foreign and EU parliamentary proceedings;
  • Internet and Library's electronic resources search help;
  • More than 10 reading rooms;
  • Computer workstations with Internet access;
  • Self-service reproduction;
  • Remote information service "Ask the Library"

For further details and information, visit the Library website.

Go to the Library's website

Contacts
Address: via del Seminario 76, 00186 Rome
Librarian: Antonio Casu
Secretariat: Tel: (0039) 06.6760.3476; (00 39) 06 6760.3548
Fax: (00 39) 06.678.6886
e-mail: bib_segreteria@camera.it