Electronical Periodicals

Subscribed Periodicals, available in full-text, abstract or only for the index of the articles, accessible and searchable by Full Text Finder.


List of subscribed databases and online resources, divided by discipline, accessible from the University network and remotely.

Open Access Resources

List of freely accessible and free resources relating to various disciplinary fields of particular interest and usefulness for the academic community.

How to access electronic resources

Instructions for accessing electronic resources from the University network via IP and remotely (reserved for institutional users only).

Reading Room

The reading room unfolds in height on 7 levels, has 150 study locations and preserve the book heritage organized in thematic areas.

Current Magazines

Arrangement of journals in paper format inside the Reading Room and in the depository of the Blessed Pius IX Library.

New acquisitions

Latest book acquisitions (monographs, series, continuous works) available for consultation.


File of Ancient editions

Hours and Contacts

Open from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 18.15

Reading Room
tel. 06 69895609/504


Useful links

Link utili

PUL Magazines

Identity and Mission
History and Heritage
Historical Archive

Due to the dedication to Blessed Pius IX, who with the donation of his private library (approx. 10,000 volumes), considerably enriched the already precious ancient book collection, the library is also known by the name of Biblioteca Pia. The substantial and precious ancient book heritage, incunabula and more than 30,000 ancient and valuable editions, identify the library as a place of custody and conservation and at the same time a privileged environment for study and research. 

Over 600 current magazines, databases, e-books, online subsidies; a patrimony of approximately 500,000 printed documents; among these are precious manuscripts and incunabula, including about 30,000 ancient and valuable editions.

For information about the Historical Archive of the Pontifical Lateran University at the Pio IX Library: archivi@pul.va