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The Vatican Apostolic Library Meets Pietro Ruffo

The Vatican Apostolic Library is happy to welcome visitors to its exhibition «Tutti. Umanità in cammino. From Travel Cartography to Utopian and Allegorical Maps: the Vatican Apostolic Library Meets Pietro Ruffo », which will take place in the Library from 5 November 2021 to 25 February 2022.

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ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY 2021-2022

COVID19: Access to the Library

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NOTICE TO READERS

We wish to remind you that the Library will be open to readers until Thursday 15 July 2021. It will reopen on Thursday 16 September 2021.

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OWL 19

OWL n. 19, July - September 2021

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OWL 18

OWL n. 18, April - June 2021

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OWL 17

OWL n. 17, January - March 2021

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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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La Storia di Bayad e Riyad (Vat. ar. 368)

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.

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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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Aditus 03

On Thursday, 16 September, the Vatican Apostolic Library will reopen to researchers after its customary summer break ....

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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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Required Documents

Scholars who want to access numismatic material of the Library should respects the following norms.

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Inventories and Index



Inventories and Index of manuscript collections in digital version

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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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Calendario esami

Anno accademico 2020-2021
Sessione autunnale

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Avviso per ammessi e riserve A.A. 2021-2023

Ammessi e riserve sono elencati in ordine alfabetico. Tale elenco non costituisce graduatoria per le riserve.

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Avviso

La Direzione della Scuola Vaticana di Biblioteconomia comunica che, tenuto conto dell'attuale situazione sanitaria, le iscrizioni alla Scuola sono prorogate al 31 maggio prossimo.

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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

Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra
Series:EVENTI SALA ESPOSITIVA
Number:1
BAV code:ESE_1
Published:2021
Special Offer with

Tutti. Umanità in cammino. Dalla cartografia di viaggio alle mappe utopiche e allegoriche: la Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana incontra Pietro Ruffo.

Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra

Tutti. Umanità in cammino. Dalla cartografia di viaggio alle mappe utopiche e allegoriche: la Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana incontra Pietro Ruffo.Biglietto ingresso alla Mostra
Authors:Ruffo, Pietro
Series:PROMO
Number:73
BAV code:VB_73
Published:2021
ISBN:978-88-210-1074-3
Series:PROMO
Number:1
BAV code:ESE_1
Published:2021

Volumes and related publications

Popular publications

Saint-Nicolas de Donnoso (1031-1060/1061).

Saint-Nicolas de Donnoso (1031-1060/1061).
Authors:Guillou, André
Series:CORPUS DES ACTES GRECS D'ITALIE DU SUD ET DE SICILE
Number:1
BAV code:AGI_1
Published:1967
ISBN:88-210-0342-6

Notes:Con due tavole piegate in busta.

Detail
XIV, 72 pages23,5 cm
2 tables34 cm

Codices Vaticani latini. Codices 10301-10700

Codices Vaticani latini. Codices 10301-10700
Authors:Vattasso, Marcus - Carusi, Henricus
Series:BIBLIOTHECAE APOSTOLICAE VATICANAE CODICES MANUSCRIPTI RECENSITI
Number:12
BAV code:CM_12
Published:1920
ISBN:88-210-0122-9

Notes:Ristampa an. 1982

Detail
VIII, 778 pages

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