About the ICTP Library


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The ICTP Library counts among the top research libraries in Europe. It provides high-quality resources and services to support scientific research and teaching in fields ranging from High Energy Physics to Earth System Physics. The Library preserves and curates documentation on the institutional history and runs programmes aimed at the dissemination of scientific literature in least developed countries.

Visitor Information

Located in the ICTP Campus, on the first floor of the Leonardo Building, the Library is open to scientists, students and staff of the ICTP, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Department of Physics, University of Trieste (local branch, formerly DFT), and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).

External visitors interested in consulting the Library collections, researchers from other scientific institutions or university students may apply for access by contacting the Librarian (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 16:30).

Reference assistance is available in person or by phone. The Library offers computer terminals, institutional wi-fi, facilities for printing, copying and scanning bibliographic material, document-delivery service.

Take a moment to look at the Library Rules and Services.

Mailing Address:

ICTP Library
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11
I-34151 Trieste (Italy)

Phone: +39 040 2240 306