General information



Collections are made up by bibliographic and documentary material from the following Institutes:

  • Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria (IBBA)
  • Istituto di Biofisica (IBF)
  • Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse (IGG)
  • Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT)
  • Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica (IFC)
  • Istituto di Neuroscienze (IN)
  • Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI)
  • Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche (ITB)
  • Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi: Sezione di Chimica del Suolo (ISE)

Collections increase derives from:

  • Buying of books, serials and other documentary materials.
  • Eventual gifts and donations.
  • Exchange with similar institutions.

Contacts of Institutes


Books and the last 5/10 years of journal issues are available in the library. Back issues are located in archive rooms. Staff will be available to satisfy users requests, according to their work necessities.



Libero OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) allows user-friendly searches on the catalogues of the CNR Pisa Research Area institutions that have adopted the library automation software Libero. 

The union catalogue of books contains approximately 22,000 records corresponding to the descriptions of the documents held by each library. 

The catalogue of serials contains about 9000 records of print and online journals owned by the libraries. Where a journal is owned in both versions, the catalogue will return two records with the corresponding information in relation to the ownership and/or the access. 

Some institutions (IFC, IGG, IIT and ISTI) make available the catalogues of their internal publications (currently under construction.). In case of IGG, the catalogue includes also the bibliographic descriptions of documents produced outside the institute in the field of Earth sciences. 

The ISTI Library has the role of reference for the software Libero. The Library staff has set up the system, maintains it, provides assistance to the librarians and library users. Libero server hosts the catalogues of other CNR institutes such as the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies in Rome (IRPPS) and the Institute for Marine Environment Coastal in Taranto (IAMC). 


The photocopying service is allowed only for internal users. Photocopying is permitted in agree with the laws in force on authors' rights (no. 633/1941 and further modifications). The user takes charge of the use of photoreproductions. Every subsequent reproduction or publication for commercial use is forbidden as in agree with the copyright law. 


Access to the library is free to all users.

To all users is recommended to behave properly in the library premises.

" ... Considerate la vostra semenza:   
fatti non foste a viver come bruti,   
ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza"    
(Dante Alighieri, Inferno - Divina Commedia)