Rome Architecture Reference Library Policies

The Rome Architecture Reference Library is for the exclusive use of the students, staff, and faculty of the Notre Dame School of Architecture's Rome Studies Program. Items circulate in the building for a period of one week. Patrons wishing to borrow materials from the library must visit during scheduled hours and borrow see the library student workers.

General Rules:

  • The Rome Architecture Reference Library is staffed by students during the academic year.
  • Library hours will be posted at the beginning of each semester. The Library is to remain locked when it is not staffed by student workers.
  • Items from the Rome Architecture Reference Library circulate within the building for a period of one week.
  • Books and materials are allowed in studios but are not to be used as props.
  • Books and materials are not to be removed from the building.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the Library.

Circulation Policies:

  • Books in the Rome Architecture Reference Library circulate in the building for one week.
  • Books on Course Reserve circulate for 24 hours.
  • Books housed in the Rare Book Case do not circulate but can be used in house.

Photocopying:

  • Italian copyright law dictates that only 10% of a book is allowed to be photocopied. Please take care when making photocopies of library materials to adhere to this law.

Donating to the Library:

  • Collections in the Rome Architecture Reference Library relate to the architecture and urbanism of Rome and surrounding locations in Italy.
  • The Rome Architecture Reference Library will happily accept donations of materials not already owned by the Library.
  • Duplicated materials will not be collected.
  • The Library does not collect textbooks, general travel guides, dictionaries (not already housed in the collection), novels, and other unrelated materials.