Economics Department Services
The Departmental Library is located at Villa La Fonte (2nd floor, VLF-035). Due to heavy demand, the 500 books and manuals may only be used in the departmental complex.
Economists have 24-hour access to the Departmental collection, using EUI card. Books and manuals must be returned to the Departmental Library at the end of every working day. 30-day loan copies of all titles may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to Villa La Fonte.
The One-Stop Guide to resources for economic research is at this link.
In-Department Research Support
The Information Specialist, Thomas Bourke, is in the Department on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 14:30 to 18:30. The telephone extension is 2346. Correspondence should be sent to [email protected]
Books and manuals in the Departmental Library
All books and data manuals in the Departmental Library are listed here. Links to eBooks are in the second column (EUI members only). Shelfmarks of books and manuals are indicated in the right column (same classification as Badia Library). To propose new titles, and new editions, for the VLF Library, write to [email protected]
Departmental Library Rules
Readers must complete the check-out / check-in form for each book:
CHECK OUT: Remove the loan slip from the book endpaper > Fill in the user name and loan date > Place the slip on the shelf where the book was located.
CHECK IN: Take the loan slip from the shelf > Mark the 'in' column > Put the slip back in the book > Replace the book on the shelf.
Books cannot be taken out of the Departmental building (VLF). There are no overnight or weekend loans. The Code of User Rights and Responsibilities applies equally to Researchers, TAs, Fellows and Professors.
Book Delivery Service: Badia Library to Economics Department
Books may requested for delivery to Villa La Fonte and other campus buildings:
1) Locate books in the Library Catalogue - being careful to select the edition(s) required
2) Click 'Place hold'
3) Log into ‘My Library Account’
- Login: enter the 14 digits on the EUI card
- Password: enter the last 5 digits on the card
4) Select ‘VLF’ as location for delivery, and click the green button. A confirmation email is sent when books are dispatched from the Badia Library
5) Collect books at at the VLF Porters’ office between 08:30 and 19:00 on weekdays. (Books may also be collected at the Badia Library issue desk.)
Books may be returned to the Badia Library via the book drop-box in the foyer at Villa La Fonte.
eBook versions of heavily-used economics course texts are listed here.
Article Delivery Service (Badia Library to Economics Department)
Photocopies of articles not available online may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department. Send bibliographical details to [email protected] Before placing a request, check the Library Catalogue for online access.
New Books Notice Board
Cover photocopies of all new economics books, ebooks and manuals are displayed on the Departmental Library notice board on the second floor of Villa La Fonte. The board is updated every Friday during term. All new acquisitions and statistical data updates are announced in the weekly Bulletin of Economic Research Resources and Statistical Data (see below). New acquisitions are also displayed on the collection homepage. To suggest new titles and new editions of books and data manuals - in any language - write to [email protected]
Weekly e-Bulletin: Economics & Statistics
Every Friday during term, the EUI Library issues the Bulletin of Economic Research Resources and Statistical Data. The weekly Bulletin provides news about statistical data, journals, books and ebooks - and information on how to use Library databases and internet resources for economic, socio-economic and economic-historical research. The Bulletin can only be distributed to EUI mail accounts. Sign up by sending a message with 'subscribe' in the title, to [email protected]
News Sources: premium access
In the Economics Department (VLF), paper copies of La Reppublica, the New York Times and The Economist are available on the news rack in the dining room.
The Library also provides premium online access to The Financial Times, The Economist and the New York Times International.
At the Badia Fiesolana, paper copies of Il Sole 24 Ore, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek and Times Higher Education are available in the periodicals display on the left side of the entry-level floor. A selection of international newspapers is available in the Badia café.
Multi-source, searchable, digital news archives are also available to EUI members:
- Write to Thomas Bourke, [email protected] for research support, or visit one of the two information desks:
- Badia Library Office (BF-085, right side of entry-level floor): every weekday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
- Economics Departmental Library (VLF-035, second floor): Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons
- Economics Collection homepage
Giardino, Villa La Fonte
Photo by Riccardo Mongiu