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Opening Hours

Maldura Library -Sede centrale

Piazzetta G. Folena, 1 - 35137 Padova
35139 Padua (Italy)
Phone 0498274803 (information desk)
Fax 049827

(see the map


Monday- Friday 8.30-22.00
Saturday 9.00-12.45

Library sections

We advise you to check our web page about vacation dates and opening hours.



Admission to the Library is free. Most books and journals are kept on open shelves which means that you can go and collect the items that you would like to see. Seats in the reading room are reserved for those who consult and study the books of the library.

Borrowing Policies
The Library lends different numbers of books to different categories of users :

Professors, researchers, PHD, CEL, University Staff
of University of Padua

Up to 20 books for 60 days


Students of University of Padua, Erasmus Students,

Up to 10 books for 30 days

External Users (with card)

Up to 5 books for 30 days


External users need to subscribe to the loan for a fee: 1 euro .

You can renew your books before they are due .
There are several options for renewal to choose from :

1. online ( > La mia tessera della biblioteca/My Library Card > User name : ID Code Password: Codice Fiscale)
2. at the information desk telephone (0498274803).
You cannot renew an item if :
1. another library user has placed an hold on it.
2. your user account is blocked for any reason, in this case please contact the library

Loan Reservation
f the book you need is on loan, you can place an hold (on line, at the information desk or by phone) and when it next becomes available you will be notified with an email and it will be kept at the information desk for 3 days. You can only reserve books on loan and books that are stored in Deposito di Legnaro.

There are 2 self-service photocopiers in the library.
To use the photocopiers, you will first need to register for a My Print account. This account will provide access to printing, photocopying and scanning.

Computer facilities
There are 6 PCs in the library. Two of them are freely accessible but connected only to the OPAC, the others are available for the use of the university electronic resources and internet and they are accessible using login and password of your email account ( …..@unipd or …
If you prefer to use your laptop, tablet, smartphone etc, you can connect to the Eduroam.

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) is one way to obtain books which are not held by University of Padua Libraries. This service is provide by Ufficio Centrale per il prestito Interbibliotecario (UCPI) . You will find more information about this service at


Document Delivery
If a publication you are looking for is not available in the library or in our e-journal and e-book collections, the Document Delivery Service may be able to obtain it for you.
You will find more information about this service at