Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences Auxilium
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The Library is open to researchers, professors and students of the Faculty, and upon request, to professors and students from other Universities.
Location and opening hoursThe Library is located on the Faculty's premises at Via Cremolino 141, Rome.
During the academic year the library is open all day Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 6:45 pm.
On Saturdays it is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
It is closed on public holidays and throughout August.
The Library «Paolo VI» at the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences «Auxilium» was established in Turin in 1954, for the courses held at the International Higher Institute of Pedagogy and Religious Studies. This Institute was soon joined by the International School of Social Work.
In 1970, when the Institution became the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences, books and periodicals were gradually added in the areas corresponding to the institute's specialist fields of Pedagogy, Catechetics, Psychology, Sociology, Religious studies and Salesian spirituality. These resources are available both in Italian and other languages.
In particular, the Library has become specialised in Italian and foreign publications on the topic of women, within the framework of educational sciences.
Currently, the Library has an area where the card and electronic catalogues can be consulted, and offers access to the Internet. In addition, there are three reading rooms with about eighty seats available.
In 1992, the Library joined the URBE (Roman Union of Ecclesiastical Libraries) Association, established in 1991 to digitise the catalogue and to promote collaboration between Pontifical Institutions.
The Library has over 120 thousand volumes (in addition is about 12,000 volumes found in the library of the Qualification Course in Spirituality of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) and more than 600 titles of Italian and foreign journals, covering various areas of the sciences of education.
This collection is always being updated and ever expanding based on the suggestions by the Professors and by the Board of Library.
The Library has an updated card catalogue which is organised alphabetically, by location, and by subject.
Research papers from the university and the indexes of all the volumes of the «Rivista di Scienze dell'Educazione» (Journal of Educational Sciences) have been digitised. Nel Since 1990, indexes for other periodicals in the various fields taught at the Faculty have also been inserted into the electronic catalogue.
Professors and Students of the Faculty can borrow materials for 15 days (with the possibility of renewal) on request, by filling out a special form.
Periodicals are available for reference, but not for loan.
These may be found on the shelves. Bound periodicals and the latest issue of each publication are available for reference in two rooms dedicated to this purpose. Volumes in storage may be requested by filling in a special form.
The following is available to the public:
- 2 reading rooms inside the library;
- 1 file room;
- 2 reading rooms in the periodicals section for a total of 71 seats, 7 of which are equipped with computers linked to the Internet and scanner and 28 are with electrical sockets and internet access for those who have their personal laptops.
- information and research orientation;
- Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC);
- Card catalogue: by author/title (updated regularly) and by subject (last updated in February 2010);
- Consultation in the reading rooms;
- Book loans to Professors, Students and Doctorate students enrolled at the Faculty;
- Self-service fotocopier and scanner;
- Display of newly acquired books;
- Free Wi-Fi, access to the internet and LAN;
- Use of personal laptops.
The Library staff includes:
- the Head Librarian;
- a librarian responsible for periodicals;
- two lending and cataloguin librarians.
Maria Antonietta VALENTINO
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