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Access: non-residents

Non-residential scholars

Non-residents are very welcome at the British School at Rome Library

A Library Membership scheme is available to scholars wishing to use the BSR Library and Archive

Library Membership gives access to the Library during opening hours 9.00-18.45 Monday to Friday until the 28 reserved desks are occupied

To become a Library Member

Application should be made in person and you will need to bring:

  • a letter of introduction from  your university or academic institution
  • if applicable, confirmation of residency in another foreign academy in Rome
  • passport-size photograph
  • passport / proof of identity

There are 2 categories of Library Membership:

  • Annual : 30 euro
  • Monthly: 10 euro

This fee is waived if you are resident at one of the other foreign academies in Rome

BSR Members receive free Library Membership on confirmation of their status

Download forms

Application for Library membership (English / Italian)

Library information (English / Italian)

Agreement to Library information (English / Italian)

Internet access guidelines (English / Italian)


The first video below shows a timelapse of a kilometre of books being removed from the Library in preparation for the works, and the second video shows those books being returned at the beginning of December 2015. More details can be found on our blog.