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How can I access the loan system?

Requirements to borrow books

Access to book loans is available only to SISSA users who stay at SISSA for at least one month. To enable a new user to borrow books, the library loan desk staff needs:

   1) a formal request/authorization by email (to from the office concerned (students' secretariat, Human Resources office…) or from the guest management program;

   2) the user to come personally to the Library loan desk to register and to provide some personal information (preferably on Mon, Wed & Thu 11-12, on Tue 13-14).

Users who want to use the self-loan system or/and remain for log time, before coming to the Library, are kindly recommended to personalize their SISSA badge at  the store office (floor -1, room S3 during the following hours:  Mon and Wed from 2 pm to 4 pm). After this operation users have to provide their badge number to loan desk staff during their registration in the library database. Please note: users who paid the bail to obtain their badge will lose their money, if they personalize their badge.

Ask the loan desk staff to give you information about your loan and renewal limits.

Users of the University of Trieste/Udine, whose presence at SISSA is not managed by the student's secretariat, can try to obtain the access to loan system using the following form: Admission & registration form for University of Trieste/Udine users. Please note: this form must be signed by a guarantor recognized by us.


- No food or drinks are allowed. Users can bring only closable bottles of water inside the library.
- It is not possible to bring bags inside the library: these have to be stored in the lockers located in the library entrance hall. The loan desk staff allows access with bags only to those who are going to Blue/Red room for a meeting.