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
Access to complete or partial bibliographic descriptions in online catalogues of manuscripts, archives, printed materials, graphics, coins and medals as well as special catalogues (incunabula and visual materials). The general catalogue of library holdings performs a search for all the descriptions currently available.
Digital Vatican Library
Access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (as special projects) currently available.
The platform is based on the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) technology, making digital materials easily accessible and usable.
News and Events
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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
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
Con questo volume i curatori hanno inteso documentare i risultati della loro ricerca su circa cinquecento disegni e acquerelli del XIX secolo..
Il volume offre una nuova edizione del testo del manoscritto Vaticano arabo 368, contenente la storia di Bayād e Riyād (HadītBayādwaRiyād), e la traduzione italiana.
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...
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 » ...
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 ...
Information for Readers
- Approved Ammissions
- Support for the Study
- Special Project
- Photographic reproductions
- 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;
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.
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
Manuscripts that can not be consulted for conservative reasons or why temporarily restored or on display.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School of Library Science
- Secretariat and Direction
La segreteria della scuola vaticana di Biblioteconomia riaprirà il 28 Agosto.
Pubblicata la lista degli ammessi e riserve al biennio accademico 2023-2025
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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|Storia delle biblioteche
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|Teoria e tecnica della catalogazione e della classificazione
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