Library - ISS (EN)
The Library of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) operates in support of the activity carried out by the institution since 1934, the year the Institute was founded. It specializes in scientific documentation in the field of biomedicine and public health and is the reference library for biomedical research in Italy.
The printed documentary heritage consists of over 9,000 periodicals and about 200,000 monographs which include publications of national and international bodies, pharmacopoeias, official documents, texts of health legislation and gray literature. The Library also grants access to several thousand full-text electronic periodicals and to the main databases of the biomedical sector.
The special collections include the Rare collection, made up of over a thousand specimens between the 16th and 19th centuries.
The Library also collects and disseminates all documentation received from the World Health Organization (WHO) as a WHO Documentation Center.
Since 2003 it has been part of BIBLIOSAN - Library system of Italian biomedical research bodies (link to the Italian website), with the aim of creating a national collaborative network between scientific documentation services and libraries of research bodies.
The Library is divided into the following sections:
Acquisitions. phone: (+39) 06 4990 6773 - 6774
Serial publications. phone: (+39) 06 4990 6795 - 6796 - 6797 - 6798
Cataloging. phone: (+39) 06 4990 6775 - 6776 - 6777 - 6778
Reference, information and consultation. phone: (+39) 06 4990 2275 - 3562 - 2299
Bibliometric advice and evaluation. phone: (+39) 06 4990 6772 - 6774 - 3562
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday h. 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, Friday h. 8:30 – 14:00
Monday - Friday h.10:00 – 14:00
Part-time days (closing h. 14:00)
August 24 - September 4, 2021, December 7, December 21-January 7, 2021
August 15 – 21