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Library rules and services during the coronavirus emergency

The Library is open to the EUI members (Monday - Friday, 09.00-22.30, Saturday 9.00-20.00) offering the loan service and 174 working spaces to be assigned on a first-come-first-basis.

Access is not possible for external users. 

Check how many workplaces we have left in real time.

COVID when


From 09.00 – 22.30, Monday to Friday  and from 9.00 to 18.30 on Saturday to a maximum of 174 users with active EUI status. 

Staff is available from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 18.00.


COVID door open

How to access

The entrance is from the Lower Loggia (Vasco da Gama room).

COVID workspace

Working spaces

Working spaces are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Working spaces are located according to regulations stipulated by the EUI Security Officer. Each working space will have details of required code of behaviour in the Library, and a list of security and safety regulations. All users must observe the 1m social distance rule.

Check how many workplaces we have left in real time.

The Discussion room can be booked for videocalls or for discussions with maximum four people.

COVID no go

No go areas 

Use of the lifts in the Library is not permitted. 



The sole exit is through the door in the loan desk area.

COVID mask

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

It is mandatory to wear a mask at any time. FFP2 masks are recommended, due to their higher efficiency, even compared to surgical masks.

COVID hand & book

Handling printed books

Users can access books on shelf. After consultation, all books must be left on the clearly marked trolleys nearby. All consulted books will be collected each evening and will be sanitised. Users wishing to consult a book for more than one day should take the book on loan. All books returning from loan should be placed in the drop boxes for sanitisation.

COVID Hand Wash


All bathrooms, working spaces, multifunction machines, water fountains, entrance area and loan desk will be disinfected regularly during opening hours. Disinfecting gel will be available in the Library. When turned on, the air conditioning in the Library does not recycle air, but it uses refrigerated air sourced from the outside.

COVID sanitisation

Book sanitisation

The Library, in collaboration with REFs, acquired several devices to sterilise books. All items delivered to and from the villas are sterilised by UV light. Items returned from loan or handled inside the Library are disinfected with dry steam at 160ºC.



Page last updated on 17 March 2022

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