Robert H. Evans Library, Bologna

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Robert H. Evans Library

Library hours for the General Public

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

Special Hours:
The Library will be closed for Spring break, March 19th to March 25th.   We will re-open with regular hours on Monday, March 26th
La biblioteca sará chiusa dal 19 al 25 marzo. Riapre il 26 marzo.
The Library will have reduced hours on Thursday, March 15th---Open 14:00-17:00 only. We apologize for the inconvenience.
La biblioteca aprirá con un’orario ridotto giovedí 15 marzo---dalle 14 alle 17. Ci scusiamo per il disagio.

About The Robert H. Evans Library

The Robert H. Evans Library occupies a wing of the building and seats more than 115 in its large study rooms. The library contains a specialized collection of more than 85,000 volumes – one of continental Europe's richest English-language collections on international relations. Holdings are concentrated in the fields of international affairs, international economics, European history and politics, and international law. SAIS Europe students and faculty also have access to many specialized academic online databases.

In addition to supporting the educational and research needs of the school's community, the library is also open for consultation to local and visiting scholars. On receipt of a library card, members of the general public may borrow two books at a time. These circulate for a period of 28 days, but are subject to recall if requested by a SAIS Europe student or faculty member.

To apply for a borrower's card - come to the library, bringing a current carta d'identità, passport or driver's license and fill in an application form. The library card (tessera) will be processed and mailed to your home address. This usually takes 10 days, and books cannot be borrowed before the tessera has been received.

Photocopy facilities are available in the library.

Please note that valuables should never be left unattended in the library.

The Robert H. Evans Library Catalog

Interlibrary Loan

We participate in interlibrary loan as a lender -- this service is available to libraries only and not directly to individual users. Libraries interested in borrowing should check our catalog to determine our holdings. Only books from the general collection that are not checked out are available for lending, and some materials (reference items, periodicals, etc.) are excluded from lending. The request should state the call number of the book, as it appears in the catalog. A fee is charged for each loan.

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The Robert H. Evans Library
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe
Via Belmeloro 11
40126 Bologna

+39 051 2917811