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Library services

The Library is one of the founding members of URBiS (, an integrated catalogue which reunites the resources of 23 research libraries in Rome under the patronage of the Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia Storia e Storia dell’Arte

Other Libraries in Rome are welcome to join the network to fulfil our mission:

To support and promote excellence in research by providing coordinated access to resources in the social sciences and the humanities through an international scholarly Library network based in Rome


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Library for scholarly purposes
By accessing the Wi-Fi readers agree not to download, distribute or access any material of an illegal nature or which could bring the BSR into disrepute


JSTOR provides full-text searches of digitized back issues of many academic journals
Library Members can access the BSR’s JSTOR subscription through four dedicated terminals in the Catalogue Room



The Library is open for reservations

Monday to Friday


For more information on how to reserve your desk:
Access: non-residents



The Library and Archive will be closed

24 December-2 January

and 6 January


Digital Collections website

… with over 15,000 images!