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About the Library

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  • The Marie Curie Library (Leonardo Building, first floor) is open to scientists and staff at the ICTP, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the University of Trieste's Department of Theoretical Physics (DFT) and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).
  • External visitors interested in using the Library, researchers from other scientific institutions or university students may apply for access during office hours by contacting the Librarian (Leonardo Building, room 133).


  • The Library staff will assist you whenever the Library is open. You can ask the Information Desk in person, by phone (ext. 306) or by email ( Emails, however, are read and answered only during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 - 16:30).
  • The Information Desk will answer any questions you may have about the Library and the best use of its resources, from general directions to specific in-depth queries. Questions not related to Library services should be addressed to the InfoPoint (Leonardo Building lobby).