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How can I access the Library?

Access to the Library is allowed by reservation, using the Affluences app or the affluences.com website.

Is admission to the Library free?

Admission to the Library is free. It is necessary to present a valid identity document and communicate the personal data requested to the staff. After the first three entries, a registration card is issued and, for statistical purposes, you are required to fill out a form with the application form and indicating the subject of study.

What are the Library opening hours?

The Library is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm with continuous hours from Monday to Friday. The internal loan service in the Reading Room is active from 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4.45 p.m..

Does the Library lend out books?

No.

How many books can be referred to simultaneously?

Each user can have a maximum of 5 volumes reading at the same time.

Is it possible to reserve texts in advance?

Yes, by forwarding the request to reference@fondazioneeinaudi.it.

How does the reproduction and document delivery service work?

The text reproduction service is provided by the Foundation's staff who forward the scanned material requested by e-mail.

What are the costs of the scans?

For a limited number of pages the service is free. For a higher number of pages it is necessary to evaluate and agree the costs with the Management.

What limit does the copyright law impose on the reproduction of printed texts?

For works published since 1901, the Foundation reproduces the texts in digital scanning in compliance with the legislation required by the copyright law no. 663/1941 and subsequent amendments, except for further restrictions deriving from the poor state of conservation of the material itself.

The publications of the period between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries cannot be photocopied, except for the possibility of scanning parts at the discretion of the Management and compatibly with the conservation status of the volume.

Can reference books be photographed?

It is not allowed to take photographs or perform other types of reproduction independently, unless specifically authorized / arranged by the Management.

Does the Library participate in inter-library lending?

No.

Is there a wireless internet connection?

Thanks to the WI-FI network provided by FreePiemonteWiFi, to which you must register, users can benefit from a wireless internet connection in the Reading room.

How does internet access work?

To connect users need to select FreePiemonteWiFi from the list of Wi-Fi networks displayed.

How does microfilm and microfiche referencing work?

The consultation of microfilms / microfiches can be carried out, by appointment, by forwarding the request to prenotazioni.fondazioneeinaudi@gmail.com. It is also possible to request digital prints or reproductions. For a limited number of pages the service is free. For a higher number of pages it is necessary to evaluate and agree the costs with the Management.

Can I consult a personal microfilm or a microfilm from another library with the reader of your library?

Yes, but it is necessary to ask for an appointment by submitting the request by e-mail. It is also possible to request digital prints or reproductions. For a limited number of pages the service is free. For a higher number of pages it is necessary to evaluate and agree the costs with the Management.

How does old or rare books referencing work?

The consultation of ancient and rare volumes can be carried out, upon request of the day before the consultation, by forwarding the request to prenotazioni.fondazioneeinaudi@gmail.com. These texts must be returned to the staff in case of removal, even temporary, from the Reading Room.

What kind of book materials are there in the Library?

The Library has specialized in the field of economic, historical and social sciences from the 18th century, and is aimed at university and post-university researches. Its field of study is international and the geographical areas on which it offers research tools range from Europe to the Americas, from developing countries to the new emerging countries of Asia.

How do I know which numbered collections of serials are owned by the Library?

All of the titles and contents of the 3.825 serials owned by the Library can be found in the on-line catalogue “Polo delle Ricerca”.


Is there on-line library material of the Library in open-access mode?

To consult in full-text the thousands of e-books and on-line periodicals, as well as many other digitized resources (books and magazine articles) of the Library, you can browse the “Publication Finder” catalog. It is possible to view the aforementioned resources both from our Reading room and remotely via an OpenAthens account (which can be requested by writing to reference@fondazioneeinaudi.it).

Can suggestions on acquiring texts on the part of the Library be made?

Yes, in the Reading Room there are special forms to fill in or write an e-mail with the subject "Purchase suggestion" to ufficioacquisizioni@fondazioneeinaudi.it.

A commission will evaluate the proposal and, subsequently, the proposer will be informed of the outcome of the request.

How do you access the Archive?

Access to the Archive is allowed upon reservation, by writing to archivio@fondazioneeinaudi.it.

Is admission to the Archive free?

Admission to the Archive is free. Access to the material is possible after filling in a form containing the application form, by presenting a valid identity document and communicating the personal data requested to the staff.

What are the archive opening hours?

The Archive is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Is it possible to book the documents to be consulted before coming to the Archive?

Yes, by submitting the request toarchivio@fondazioneeinaudi.it.

How does the reproduction and document delivery service work?

The text reproduction service is provided by the staff of the Foundation who will forward the scanned material requested by e-mail, compatibly with the limitations provided for by the archival rules on the protection of privacy.

What are the costs of the scans?

For a limited number of pages the service is free. For a higher number of pages it is necessary to evaluate and agree the costs with the Archive manager.

What limit does the copyright law impose on the reproduction of printed texts kept in the Archive?

For works published since 1901, the Foundation reproduces the texts in digital scanning in compliance with the legislation required by the copyright law no. 663/1941 and subsequent amendments, except for further restrictions deriving from the poor state of conservation of the material itself.

Is it possible to photograph the books in consultation with one's own means?

It is not allowed to take photographs or perform other types of reproduction independently, unless specifically authorized / arranged by the archive manager.

What kind of material is in the Archive?

The Archive holds over 400.000 papers, documents and photographs. In addition to the Luigi Einaudi’s archives, it includes 16 other collections relating to the economic, political, social and cultural history of the twentieth century. For details see the page dedicated to the Archive.

Is there any online library material of the Archive in open-access mode?

The documents are available in the Luigi Einaudi Archive, Section 1, Works.

To whom are the research or study grants of the Einaudi Foundation paid?

To young people with master's and / or specialist degrees in the following research fields: economic theory, economic policy, modern and contemporary history, economic and social history, political science.

When does the call for research or study grants come out?

It usually comes out in the spring. It is announced in the News section and on the social networks of the Foundation.

How should the application for research or study grants be sent?

Exclusively online.

What documents must be attached to apply for a research or study grant?

All the required documents are described in the announcement that can be downloaded online.

Are cover letters necessary to apply for a research or scholarship?

2 letters of presentation are required written by teachers who have direct knowledge of the candidate.

How many annual research or scholarships are there?

10, on average.

What is the amount of an annual research or study grant?

The amount is between € 12,000.00 and € 25,000.00 (depending on the type of scholarship).

Are the research or study grants of the Einaudi Foundation compatible with other forms of funding?

No.

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Palazzo d'Azeglio

Via Principe Amedeo 34 - 10123 Torino

Tel. +39 011835656

Opening hours

Library

from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Book and serial checkout from storage facilities

9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4.45 p.m.

Historical archive

from Monday to Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

by appointment only

Administration offices

from Monday to Friday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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