Vatican Library

Printed Books Reading Rooms and Stacks


This Section deals with the reading rooms (which are visited by about 16,000 readers each year) and the stacks where the Library's printed books are kept on more than 50 kilometers of shelving. It is currently working, in close collaboration with the Catalogue Section and the IT Coordination Office, on an important project for "Electronic Verification of Book Holdings" using RFID technology (Radio Frequency IDentification), which allows quick finding of volumes and verification of their movements in the various parts of the Library. The project is being carried out with the use of the program Pergamon.

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