The Library of the Pontifical Biblical Institute is generally reserved for Professors and Students enrolled in this Institute.

For external users, requests for admission are assessed by the Head Librarian and are limited to specific materials that are not available in other libraries.

Depending on the institutional membership, the following may be required: payment and a letter of surety.

Membership TypePaymentLetter of SuretyAccess Granting Authority
PBI professors and registered studentsPBI secretariat
PGU and POI professors and studentsPGU and POI secretariats
Professors S.J.PBI library
Members of the Pontifical Biblical CommissionPBI library
Members of the PBI Alumni Association10 free entries per yearAlumni Association
PBI former professors and alumniPBI library
URBE UsersPBI library
External UsersPBI library

PBI = Pontifical Biblical Institute
PGU = Pontifical Gregorian University
POI = Pontifical Oriental Institute


  1. Only Gregorian University Biblical Theology students (license, doctorate) are admitted free of charge. All other Gregorian students can apply for a temporary subscription of 10 free admissions per semester.
  2. Members of the Biblical Institute’s Alumni Association can apply annually for a temporary subscription of 10 free entry tickets to be used by 30 September. For all other types of entry, they pay as alumni of the PBI.
  3. By alumni we mean those who have obtained a license or doctorate from the PBI, or who are enrolled in the Alumni Association.