The IULM library is located in the IULM 1 building and is divided into areas for every need: there are reading rooms, a consultation room, an equipped multimedia room and a book distribution area for bibliographic research, to pick up books to take home and return those borrowed.
The library is a place where silence must be respected to allow students to work without distraction or disturbance. For this reason, we ask that some simple rules be respected in the reading rooms: avoid drinking, eating and using mobile phones; do not move chairs from their assigned position; do not occupy a place at length and allow others to use the spaces; do not leave books and personal objects unattended, as staff cannot take responsibility.
Should these rules not be respected, the staff is authorized to ask students to show their student identification card or permission to attend the library, and record the details of those who have caused disturbance.
To prevent theft and loss, there are about 200 lockers to store bags, helmets, books, etc, located between the reading room on the first floor and the one on the ground floor. Keys can be requested at the distribution desk and in the consultation room, by showing a student identification card or any other valid document, and must be returned by 19.30 of the same day.
The IULM Library is located on the various floors of the IULM 1 building (Via Carlo Bo, 1),
350 seats located in the Reading Rooms, which wind from the Ground Floor, where there is a space with tables for group work, and continue through a spiral staircase that leads to the 1st and 2nd floor, where, in addition to the escalators, where there is another Reading Room.
These rooms are open according to the University opening times (i.e. also on Saturday mornings). During the winter and summer exam sessions, the ground floor hall is open from Monday to Friday until 22.00
Consultation Room 1 (1st floor)
100 seats, located among the shelves where the documentary material that cannot be borrowed is located (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.). The books are arranged in an "open shelf" pattern, so there is no need to ask permission to take them and consult them.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri. 8.30-19.30
Distribution Desk (2nd floor)
This is where you can borrow and return the books requested through the Digger catalogue; you can also find the keys of the lockers and the pen drives of the Library.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri. 8.30-19.30
Offices and Management of the Library (2nd floor)
Here you can ask for information and speak directly with librarians.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri. 9.00 -17.30
Tel. 02-891412399 Fax 02-891413216
Interlibrary Loan (2nd floor)
The service provides, on request and free of charge, articles and books owned by Italian and foreign libraries.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri. 8.30 -17.00
Tel. 02-891412206 mail: [email protected]
Multimedia classroom (3rd floor)
50 multimedia stations, from which it is possible to access the university's digital and electronic resources (films, theses, documentaries, etc.). The room is also equipped with the software necessary to carry out audio/video reproduction, image and sequence capture, multimedia presentations. By appointment, we also provide assistance with the editing of the thesis and consultation of databases.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri. 8.30 -19.30
Tel. 02-891412483 or 2541 mail: [email protected]
IULM students, lecturers and researchers, University staff and external personnel authorized by the Management can use the library home loan service. Authorized students and outsiders can borrow up to three books at a time (four for final-year students), while teachers, researchers and staff may borrow up to five books.
To request a loan, one must sign in to the Library portal (digger.iulm.it) by clicking on "Authenticate" in the top right corner and enter your University credentials: after checking that the desired book is "Available", just click on "Request" and wait for an email on your institutional mailbox from the Library to collect the book at the distribution desk, where it will be kept in the name of the user until the end of the current day.
In case the desired book is not "Available", but on loan, it is possible to reserve it. Following authentication, in the same way as the Request procedure, the system will record the reservation and, upon return, will send an email informing that the book has been returned; it will be kept at the distribution desk for collection for three working days, after which the book will be returned to the storage and will be available for all.
DURATION OF LENDING
The duration of the loan varies from one day to one month, depending on the type of material. To extend the expiry dates of the borrowed books, simply log on to the Library portal (digger.iulm.it) with your University credentials, access "My Library" and proceed with the renewal: if the book has not been reserved by other users, the expiry date will be extended, otherwise the operation will not be possible and you must return the book. The extension must be made by the day of expiry: from the following day the book will be considered over due and the request will not be possible.
FINES FOR LATE RETURNS
If the books on loan are not returned by the due date, the user will automatically be excluded from any other loan for as many days as there are delays in the return.
In the event of loss or deterioration of a book or other library material, the user must refund or replace the work with another copy or agree with the Management on the amount of compensation.
To use the service, simply send an e-mail to [email protected], or fill in the form on the Home page of the Digger catalogue (after authentication). The office will forward your request as soon as possible.
Replies from other libraries arrive after an average of 1 week both from Italy and abroad: all replies, positive or negative, are promptly communicated to the user, who may have up to 3 requests at the same time.
The books requested generally arrive within 7-10 working days and can be consulted at the library, or taken home for a period determined by the lending libraries. The renewal of texts can be requested by phone or e-mail, granted exclusively by the lending library.
Articles, however, are delivered within 2-4 working days and can be retained in paper form.
If the books are owned by Milan libraries, the user will have to personally go to library, following the instructions that they will receive from the interlibrary loan service.
The service is totally free of charge.
The Library provides interlibrary loan and document delivery services to libraries that request them. Requests made directly by private individuals will not be taken into consideration.
The Library is a member of ESSPER and Nilde. The service is free of charge under agreement of reciprocity and all requests can be made by e-mail at [email protected].
However, the following are excluded from the interlibrary lending service:
examination scripts (labeled"1 week" availability);
periodicals (labeled PER);
bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, etc. and all texts labeled "day-to-day consultation" availability.
The renewal of books can be requested by phone or by e-mail to [email protected].
The multimedia room is located on the 3rd floor of the IULM 1 building and provides students with 50 multimedia workstations. From here you can consult the digital and electronic resources of the University, not accessible elsewhere, such as theses and videos (movies, documentaries, TV series, plays, etc..). These can only be borrowed on weekends.
The workstations are equipped with software for audio/video editing (Audacity, Premiere), specialist software (SPSS, Wordfast, Cinematrix, Wordsmith, Trados), with scanners for digitizing documents, and offer standard applications for personal use (Office, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign).
Access to computers is free.
Consulting and bibliographic information
In the multimedia room you can ask for assistance with the editing of final exams or theses, to convert work into pdf formats, to compress images and structure indexes. Moreover, by appointment, you can ask for personalized support for your bibliographic research by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 02-891412541/2483.
Apeiron is the institutional repository for research at IULM University. It collects and catalogues all works of research carried out at the University since 2000.
Apeiron can organize, store and process information related to scientific research, so that the competent bodies can evaluate the quality and quantity of work and also ensures greater visibility of the individual researcher and a more authoritative and documented definition of the University.
The consultation of the fund can be done by entering one or more parameters (author, title, publisher) in the initial screen: the works can also be consulted by areas of educational interest.
The Library's book lending and return services are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this period, but can only be accessed by appointment, to be taken through this form.
The Reading Rooms are not currently open to the public.
The IULM Library is now equipped with a wardrobe that in 50 minutes completely sanitizes the books placed inside this structure. Borrowing books has never been so safe.
The Library is also present on the University Community website
Dig deep into the information!
Digger: The IULM Library catalogue