N. of books

Period of loan

N. of renewals

IMT members


1 month


External users


1 month


To reserve or renew a book, access MyDiscovery area on the catalogue ( or contact us. Renewals are available only from 3 days before to 3 days after the expiration date. Please note that books reserved by another user cannot be renewed.

The Library uses fines to encourage the return of borrowed library materials on time. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for the equal number of days of the delay, starting from the second overdue notice.

Please remember that during closing time it's possible to leave borrowed books in the "Book return" at the entrance in Via Elisa.

Interlibrary loan and Document Delivery

The service is reserved only to IMT members.

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a borrowing and lending service among Italian and foreign libraries in order to obtain books, journal/newspaper articles, book chapters and other material that are not in the collection of the IMT Library.

Before placing a request, applicants should ensure that the item is not available in IMT catalogues: Book catalogue and Electronic Resources catalogue.


It’s possible to request up to a maximum of 3 books at a time. Book requests must be sent via email to The loan period is determined by the lending library, but usually is about 20 - 25 days. ILL materials must be returned by the due date. Failure to return ILL materials within 5 days of the item’s due date will result in the temporary suspension of ILL privileges until the overdue items are returned. All requests for renewals of Interlibrary Loan materials should be submitted at least 3 days before the due. Only one loan renewal will be granted. Renewal requests will not be accepted for any material that has already been renewed or that is overdue by 15 days or more. Renewals are granted at the discretion of the lending library; if our renewal request is denied, materials must be returned immediately to the Interlibrary Loan Office.

Journal articles and book chapters

Requests for journal articles and book chapters can be placed via Nilde service. A registration to the service is required. If you need help, please download the Nilde users’ guide or contact the Library.

With Nilde you can: follow the status of your request; tag and index your articles with Nilde reference manager; save your request history.

For Libraries

Libraries can make requests by e-mail to and NILDE.

The loan period is 4 weeks from the receiving date.

The service is free of charge for Italian libraries. For foreign libraries the fees are:

Interlibrary loan fees

European libraries

1 IFLA voucher

Extra European libraries

1+1/2 IFLA voucher

Document delivery fees

European libraries

1/2 IFLA voucher

Extra European libraries

1 IFLA voucher

WiFi connection

Registered users can access to wi-fi connection.

External users may request a personal username and password when filling in the library registration form. Users will receive an email of confirmation when passwords are available at the Library desk (usually in 24 hours).

The activation period is 1 year, renewable.


Main reading room (groundfloor):

  • 46 workstations (22 with electric sockets);

  • 2 computer workstations;

  • A colored printer machine with scanner;

  • Book shelves;

  • Newspapers;

  • Lockers;

  • Coffee room;

  • Restroom.

Middle floors:

  • IMT researchers’ offices;

  • 4 rooms for IMT PhD students;

  • 2 black and white printer machine with scanner.

Third floor:

  • Open space with workstations for IMT members;

  • 1 black and white printer machine.