Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024

Closed Today
Summer Period

Special Closures

Please be informed that the library is closed for the summer from July 22nd to September 8th. We wish all our Users and Friends a pleasant summer.

Our Library

The Pontifical Biblical Institute Library in Rome, established in 1909, houses over 189,000 volumes, including manuscripts, incunabulas and periodicals.

Specializing in Biblical and Ancient Oriental Studies, it's part of the Pontifical Gregorian University and URBE network, featuring notable architecture and a rich history of acquisitions and donations.

We also offer:

  • 1Gbps Internet Speed
  • Air Conditioning
  • 211,000 E-Books
  • 13,000 E-Journals
  • Numerous Full-Text and Bibliographic Databases
Biblicum Library

Library Use

Use our services and tools to enrich your research.

  • How toObtain Access

    You can access professors and students of Biblico, Orientale and Gregoriana Institutes. Other researchers can request their permission.

  • How toGain Remote Access

    You can consult the library’s electronic resources from outside the Institute by using the OpenAthens service.

  • How toAsk a Librarian

    We’re at your service for any research questions or suggestions for new acquisitions. Please contact us.

Library Hours

08:00 - 18:00
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08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 12:30

Library closes to the public on the following dates:

Summer PeriodJul 22 - Sep 8, 2024
Christmas PeriodDec 24, 2024 - Jan 1, 2025
Easter PeriodMaundy Thursday - Tuesday in Albis

Other holidays:

All SaintsNov 1, 2023
Immaculate ConceptionDec 8, 2023
Epiphany of the LordJan 6, 2024
Italian Civil HolidayApr 25, 2024
St. Joseph the WorkerMay 1, 2024
Italian Civil HolidayJun 2, 2024
St. John the BaptistJun 24, 2024
Feasts of Sts. Peter and Paul, Patrons of the City of RomeJun 29, 2024
St. Robert BellarmineSep 17, 2024

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