Dipartimento di Astronomia


Bologna Astrophysics Preprint
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Electronic Publications: a Guide
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Electronic Journals: .NEW.
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series
Astrophysical Journal
New Astronomy

an exhibition dedicated to Urania, through illustrations and titles
taken from volumes of the library of our department.

The library dates back to the foundation of the Observatory of Bologna by Eustachio Manfredi in early XVIII century, and nowadays is specialized in astronomy and astrophysics. It participates in the Library System of the University of Bologna.

The library recognizes as its primary users the students of the Astronomy course at the University of Bologna and the local astronomers. It also provides documents to amateur astronomers, school teachers and scientists, such as physicists, historians and philosophers of science. Students from the scientific Departments of the University of Bologna are welcome.

The library has an antique section (2500 books printed after 1488) and a modern one. The modern library: 7000 books; 250 periodicals (100 still active); about 20000 publications from astronomical observatories; 2000 slides.

Due to the early origin of the library, it owns the first issues of journals and publications of observatories, since the end of the XVIII century.

The Archives

To access the online catalogue of modern books open an interactive session on our VAX with password astronet and at the prompt type:
A menu allows search by author/title/keywords.

To access the online catalogue of preprints received by the library at the prompt type:
A menu allows search by author/title/institution.

Services available on request:
photocopies (Lit 100/page + mail expenses), in obeyance to the laws covering copyright;
microfilm of books printed before 1871 (Lit 500/page + mail expenses)

Biblioteca del Dipartimento di Astronomia. Universita' di Bologna
Via Zamboni 33 - 40126 Bologna - ITALY
Tel. +51-259315/259309 Fax +51-259407

e-mail: zuccoli@astbo3.bo.astro.it

Opening hours: from monday to friday 9-18. Saturday closed. July and august 9-14.
Personnel: Marina Zuccoli; Pietro Candelaresi
Scientific advisor: Dr. Letizia Stanghellini