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Exhibition Souvenirs de Babel

It is possible to book your visit to the exhibition “Souvenirs de Babel” which will take place at the Vatican Library from March 1 to June 22, 2024

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New Prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library



The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Don Mauro Mantovani, S.D.B., until now Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, Italy, as Prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library

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The Vatican Apostolic Library Meets Irma Boom

Reservations are now available for our newest exhibition «Book! Boom! La Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana incontra Irma Boom», which will occur at the Vatican Library from 18 November 2022 until 25 February 2023

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OWL 29

OWL nr. 29, January-March 2024

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OWL 28

OWL nr. 28, October-December 2023

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OWL 27

OWL nr. 27, July-September 2023

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MISCELLANEA BIBLIOTHECAE APOSTOLICAE VATICANAE XXVIII

Founded in 1987, the Miscellanea Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae have always been housed in the series Studi e testi published by the Vatican Library ...

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La Persia istoriata in Roma

Frutto di una ricerca originale, il volume traccia la storia delle memorie concernenti..

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Disegni del secolo XIX del fondo Ashby

Con questo volume i curatori hanno inteso documentare i risultati della loro ricerca su circa cinquecento disegni e acquerelli del XIX secolo..

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Aditus 06

Between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 the Vatican Apostolic Library presents two publications with which to inaugurate a new collection in one of its historic book series: Documenti e riproduzioni...

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Aditus 05

On Friday, 5 November, His Holiness Pope Francis came to the Vatican Library to inaugurate the new permanent exhibition space and its first show «Tutti. Umanità in cammino».
As its subtitle makes clear – «From Travel Cartography to Utopian and Allegorical maps: the Vatican Apostolic Library Meets Pietro Ruffo » ...

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Aditus 04

In recent months the Vatican Apostolic Library has completed work on a Permanent Exposition Hall. Comprising two rooms, the new space is located just off the top of the grand entrance staircase to ensure that its visitors do not disturb the work of our readers and researchers ...

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Information for Readers

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Admission in BAV

The Library is open to:
  • researchers and scholars with appropriate qualifications and/or relevant scientific publications;
  • teachers and researchers at Universities and other institutes of Higher Education;
  • graduate students (laureati) who are pursuing research for a doctoral dissertation;
  • in exceptional cases, undergraduate students who can demonstrate that they need to consult material which is available only at the Vatican Library;
  • it is not open to High School students, nor, as a rule, to undergraduate University students;

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Admission Criteria

The following Regulations are intended above all to assure scholars the working conditions appropriate to a place of study and research.
Therefore, scholars are exhorted to read them carefully and to respects the norms scrupulously.

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Rules for Readers

All readers admitted to the Library are required to comply with the following Rules for Readers in order to ensure to scholars the same working conditions worthy of a place of study and research

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Inventories and Index



Inventories and Index of manuscript collections in digital version

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Temporarily unavailable Manuscripts

Manuscripts that can not be consulted for conservative reasons or why temporarily restored or on display.

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Temporarily unavailable Printed Books

Printed books collections kept in the external stacks

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Travel with Dante

Preview of the online exhibition on the occasion of the 7th centenary of Dante Alighieri’s death (1321-2021)

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IIIF Thematic Pathways

The library has promoted a research activity that makes use of IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) technology for the creation of annotations on the folios of the digitized manuscripts (transcriptions, comments on texts, glosses, illuminations, writings, identification of scribes, owners, illuminators) relating to specific selections of manuscripts.

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RICI - Books and Libraries of religious orders in Italy at the end of XVI cent.

Codices Vaticani Latini 11266-11326 include the lists of the titles of the books owned by the religious of the Italian convents and monasteries, acquired by the Congregation of the Index of Prohibited Books after the publication of the Index librorum prohibitorum by Pope Clement VIII in 1596.

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Reproductions for private study

It is possible to order photocopies (only for printed books published between 1601 and 2008), black & white photographs, color photographs, microfilms, or CD-ROMs made from microfilms (in the case of printed books, only if they were published before 2008), from manuscripts or from photographs of objects. Completed order forms may be submitted to the distribution desks or sent by mail to the Library.

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Reproductions for professional use

It is possible to order photographic or other types of reproductions for publication by using the appropriate order forms. Fees include the cost of the reproductions plus the publication rights.

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School of Library Science

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Chusura estiva - segreteria

La segreteria della scuola vaticana di Biblioteconomia riaprirà il 28 Agosto.

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Avviso per ammessi e riserve A.A. 2023-2025

Pubblicata la lista degli ammessi e riserve al biennio accademico 2023-2025

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Avviso

Sono aperte le ISCRIZIONI per il Biennio accademico 2023-2025

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Subscribe to school

Le iscrizioni per l'anno accademico 2020-2021 si aprono il 15 febbraio 2020 e si chiudono il 15 maggio 2020termine ultimo entro il quale dovranno pervenire le domande (farà fede il timbro postale).

Per l'ammissione occorre presentare:

  • Modulo d'iscrizione debitamente compilato e sottoscritto in originale (disponibile sul sito WEB della Scuola, in Segreteria o presso la portineria della Biblioteca);
  • Curriculum vitae con elenco di eventuali pubblicazioni;
  • Lettera di presentazione rilasciata da una istituzione accademica, ecclesiastica, dal datore di lavoro o da persona autorevole;
  • Fotocopia del titolo di studio (laurea o licenza canonica) e certificazione degli esami sostenuti;
  • Fotocopia di un documento d’identità in corso di validità;
  • Due fotografie formato tessera aggiornate.
  • Lettera motivazionale contenuta in massimo 2000 battute.

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Allowed and Reserved

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Lessons Timetable

Calendario delle lezioni, delle esercitazioni e dei laboratori

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Director and Faculty members

DIRETTORE VICE DIRETTORE
Mons. Cesare Pasini Antonio Manfredi


Raffaella Vincenti Bibliografia e reference
Andreina Rita Bibliologia
Paul Gabriele Weston Biblioteca digitale
Francesco D'Aiuto Il libro manoscritto antico, medievale e moderno
Giuseppina Cerri Ordinamento generale e servizi di biblioteca
Carlo Federici Conservazione e restauro del libro
Antonio Manfredi Storia delle biblioteche
Paul Gabriele Weston Teoria e tecnica della catalogazione e della classificazione

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Structure and Services of the School

Orario segreteria:

  • Lunedì: 9.00-17:30
  • Martedì 9.00-17.30
Telefono:+39/06698.79526

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Organization of the course

Orario Lezioni, Esercitazioni e Laboratori

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Recent publications

Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra Souvenirs de Babel

Souvenirs de Babel. Alain Fleischer & Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra Souvenirs de BabelSouvenirs de Babel. Alain Fleischer & Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
Series:PROMO
Number:5
BAV code:ESE_5
Published:2024
Authors:Cardinali, Giacomo - De Crescenzo, Simona - Proverbio, Delio V. - Fleischer, Alain -
Series:PROMO
Number:76
BAV code:VB_76
Published:2024
ISBN:978-88-210-1113-9

Volumes and related publications

Detail
132 pages420 gr

L'aquila bicipite e la musica. Il cardinale Pietro Ottoboni nell'epoca di Alessandro VIII (1688-1691) da documenti della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

L'aquila bicipite e la musica. Il cardinale Pietro Ottoboni nell'epoca di Alessandro VIII (1688-1691) da documenti della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
Authors:Chirico, Teresa -
Series:STUDI E TESTI
Number:560
BAV code:ST_560
Published:2024
ISBN:978-88-210-1082-8
Detail
611 pages17 cm
3 cm1020 gr
24 cm

Popular publications

Agenda 2024 ‒ Agende annuali della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Agenda 2024 ‒ Agende annuali della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Series:AGENDE ANNUALI B.A.V.
Number:14
BAV code:AA_14
Published:2023
ISBN:9788821011047

Notes:Articolo in promozione

Detail
204 pages20 cm
1,7 cm540 gr
20 cm

Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra Souvenirs de Babel

Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra Souvenirs de Babel
Series:EVENTI SALA ESPOSITIVA
Number:5
BAV code:ESE_5
Published:2024
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