The BUM collects, organizes and preserves the documentary material supporting the teaching and research activities of the Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering. The library is located in a functional building with a modern architectural design and is spread over two floors, with bright and harmonious interiors, open to the surrounding environment and equipped with advanced technologies that make services more streamlined.
Located along the tree-lined avenue near the main entrance of the Engineering Campus and half-hidden in the woods that cover the hill, it boasts a wonderful view of the city.
Placement of books and magazines
Books and the latest year of the periodicals are placed on shelves according to a subdivision by subject described in the panels in the rooms. On the ground floor there is most of the engineering collection, while the first floor is largely occupied by the architecture and urban- planning collections, among the most complete in the area.
Course reserves are in a special section next to the loan counter.
Books no longer suitable for the open shelf and previous years of magazines can be found in the archive, not open to the public, in the basement.
The Library offers the following services:
- Access and borrowing
- Interlibrary loan and ILL/DD
- Internet access
- Photocopy service
- Library instruction
- Services for users with special needs
- Group Study Room Reservation
Floor 1: study room A with architectural collections, study room D with urban planning, topography and other disciplines’ collections, desk of the Consulting and Loan Service, totem for the self loan, dining area, lockers.
Floor 0: study rooms C and B with engineering collections, photocopying and printing area, meeting room and group study room, large multipurpose room for events, conferences and cine orums, room with mobile tables for architectural workshops.
Outside the building, along one of the perimeter walls, there is a box for the quick return of books on loan. Books borrowed from BUP or BUC can also be returned here.
32.369 books and 1048 journals (150 current subscriptions).
Sections of particular interest:
- Collection of Architecture
- A large number of national and international technical standards (printed and online versions).