Structure and mission
The University Library System consists of four libraries:
- Central University Library;
- Library of Engineering;
- Library of Science;
- Library of Cognitive science.
These libraries are coordinated by a central administrative unit, according to the Library Regulations:
- Monographs and Interlibrary loan Department
- Journals and electronic resources acquisition and cataloguing Department
- Research registry, Institutional archives and Publishing activities support Office
The Library System offers support to the University educuational and research activities. The Library System’s mission is to select, gather, organize and offer users access to all types of information, with particular regard to University members.
The Library System is also a highly specialized bibliographic centre for the local community. In the Library System, centralized and decentralized functions are complementary in creating service as a final product.
University Library System governing bodies are the following:
Library Board: sets library policies and aims and exercises control over library operations;
Library Board President: answers for the application of the University Library System regulations and represents the Library;
Library Board Director: is responsible for the management of the Library System in accordance with board policies, supervises and coordinates acquisition and cataloguing operations in collaborations with library heads; he is the hierarchic head of the library staff.