Study rooms and university libraries are re-opening following safety rules

From Monday 29 June, some study rooms will re-open in Bologna (3 out of 7) and at the Romagna campuses. Libraries with waiting lists that are over 7 days will work longer hours starting from week 3 of June (July 22-26) to the beginning of Phase 3 in September.
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In September (Phase 3), all the study rooms in Bologna city centre are planned to re-open alongside libraries and their reading rooms. It has also planned the implementation of new services and tests following safety protocols and the directions given by Unibo's protection and prevention service.
Moreover, the "Scuderia Bologna" in Piazza Verdi will provide a study-room service starting from next week, thanks to its collaboration with ER.GO.

Following this path, the University plans to resume all the activities that encompass the physical presence of the users. According to the regulations given by MIUR, Italian universities are devising safety protocols, adapting them to how the health-care situation evolves, to their contexts and to their level of autonomy.

Since May 11, the University of Bologna has re-opened libraries progressively admitting teaching staff, Ph.D. students and students writing their final dissertation to their borrowing and returning services, as well as to their reading rooms (open-shelf or otherwise). Since May 18, the University has extended book-borrowing and returning services to all its students.

Monday 29 of June will mark a further step in this direction. According to the directions given by Unibo's Protection and Prevention service, from June 29, access to study rooms will be limited as to comply with the social distancing of 1 meter between users. In Bologna the following study rooms will re-open: Palazzo Paleotti (25, Via Zamboni) Monday through Friday, from 8am to 12am and from 8am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday; 33 Via Azzo Gardino Monday through Friday from 9am to 10pm and from 11am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday; 13/b, Via Petroni Monday through Sunday from 9am to 12am.

As far as the Romagna campuses are concerned, the following study rooms will re-open from June 29: Cesena Campus - "Sala Studio Alfa" in 23/25 Via Dei Mulini Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 am, from 9 am to 12 am on Saturday and from 12 pm to 12 am on Sunday; Ravenna Campus - the food court in the Conference Centre at number 1 of Largo Firenze will open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm; Rimini Campus - "Sala Studio Tonti" Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 9 pm.

At the Forlì Campus, from Wednesday, July 1st, the study room and cafeteria in Piazzale Igino Lega 2 will re-open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, thanks to the collaboration with ER.GO.

Moreover, the University of Bologna will move up the opening of the reading room of the Humanities library to the first week of July, on a trial basis. This will be done to meet students' requests and because of the peculiarities of the space in this library. 

All study rooms in Bologna city centre are planned to re-open from September and the same goes for libraries and their reading rooms. 

As concerns library services, libraries with waiting lists that are over 7 days will work longer hours starting from week 3 of June (July 22-26) to the beginning of Phase 3 in September. More precisely, during this period, the "Cicu" Law Library will open 4 days in week 1 and 5 days in week 2; the BDU (Humanities library) will open 4 days.

The library of Economics "Walter Bigiavi" will also re-open on the same day and with longer hours (including one afternoon a week) and the same goes for the libraries of Engineering and Architecture, Chemistry, and Agriculture. From June 22, the borrowing services will resume at the Astronomy library in Navile.

Published on: 24 June 2020