Hours of the library
Monday – Friday :
08.30 – 18.00
Saturday :
08.30 – 12.30

Access to eBooks
Access is available to eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) and eBook Religion Collection (EBSCOhost), with access directly from the network of the Atheneum.

A collection of more than 7,700 books in electronic format, published by the most important academic publishers, on topics of philosophy, ethics, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, religious texts and more.

Welcome to the Library

The Library of Sant’Anselmo was founded together with the College and the University by Pope Leo XIII in 1887. The initial book heritage was established thanks to the personal bequests of the blessed cardinal Benedetto Dusmet (+1894) and by the abbot Gaetano Bernardi (+1895) and was progressively expanded thanks to the generous contribution of various Benedictine monasteries around the world.

Thanks to the interest of the abbot primate Viktor Dammertz (1977-1993), the library was moved to what had been the crypt of the abbey church and inaugurated on 11 November 1987.

The book heritage now consists of 160,000 theological books and 700 periodicals, of which 300 are current.

Registration Cards

Registration cards for on-site consultation for external users

Registration to the Library gives the right to consultation, according to the methods in force.

You must request the appropriate external registration form from the Reference in the Library room, and return it duly completed by the interested party.

External users

  • Annual registration = € 100 (to be paid at the cash desk)
    (with registration form already filled in and identity document)
  • Semester registration, renewable = € 50 (to be paid at the cash desk)
    (with completed registration form and identity document)
  • Weekly registration, renewable = € 15 (to be paid at the library entrance)
    (with completed registration form and identity document)
  • Daily registration= € 5 (to be paid at the library entrance)
    (with registration form already filled in and identity document)

URBE users and alumni

  • Annual registration = € 60 (to be paid at the cash desk)
    (with registration form already completed and identity document)
  • Six-monthly registration, renewable = € 30 (to be paid at the cash desk)
    (with form of registration already completed and identity document)
  • Weekly registration, renewable = € 10 (to be paid at the entrance of the library)
    (with registration form and identity document)
  • Daily registration = € 5 (to be paid at the entrance of the library)
    (with registration form already completed and identity document)