24H Reading rooms

Reading rooms in some Sapienza libraries are open twenty-four hours a day, even on holidays.

Sapienza has three 24-hour reading rooms that can be accessed around the clock, any day of the week, including holidays. Access is reserved to regularly enrolled Sapienza students. The reading rooms can be accessed via the student card that can be requested on the Infostud Platform.
Student Card

Where are the Reading Rooms?

  • Earth Sciences Library (Geology Building, CU005)
  • Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering Library (Sala Ghizzetti, Via Antonio Scarpa 16, RM007 Building)
  • Oriental studies (Marco Polo compound, Circonvallazione Tiburtina, 4 - edificio RM021)

The reading room of Private Law Library (Faculty of Law, Plesso Tecce, CU018) is temporarily closed.

Opening Hours

The Reading Rooms are open (automatic entrance):

  • Monday-Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm / 9 pm – 8 am
  • Holidays: 9 am – 8 pm / 9 pm – 8 am

For Oriental studies opening hours, visit the webpage.

Closing periods

  • From 20 April h. 20.00 to 23 April h. 09.00
  • From 30 April h. 20.00 to 2 May h. 09.00
  • From 11 August h. 20.00 to 19 August h. 09.00
  • From 23 December h. 20.00 to 27 December h. 09.00
  • From 30 December h. 20.00 to 2 January 2020 h. 09.00

How to Access Campus and the 24H Reading Rooms

After 9 pm, campus and reading room entrance is controlled via a badge system.

The following reading rooms allow access to disabled individuals (badge activated):

  • Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering Library
  • Oriental studies

Available Work Stations

  • Earth Sciences Library: 102 places
  • Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering: 70 places


The reading rooms are equipped with WIFI and electrical outlets for the use of personal devices. Moreover, digital and electronic resources can be accessed from services at the Earth Sciences Library (4 places).

Reading Room Regulations

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