The library was set up in 1965, the year the Institute was founded, and provides high
quality service to Italian experts and researchers in the area of international issues.
It contains more than 26,000 volumes, including current (190) and older (530) serials, with
approximately 600 new acquisitions per year. All publications are being catalogued in an
on-line data base, which currently has 22,000 entries.
The library is a part of the European
Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS), an
international project for libraries and data banks which was launched by the Stiftung
Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in 1992. The project brings together a large number
of European research centres from Western and Eastern Europe.
The IAI Library has developed the Italian part of the
Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies, available online.
Monday - Thursday 10.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Summer closure the whole month of August. Closed for occasional days around public
The library is open to all, but as its services are intended primarily for IAI
researchers, external users are invited to make prior arrangements for consultation on the
The librarian will assist in searching and printing out bibliographies as required. Subject lists on several topics are
updated each half year. On request librarian also provides lists on other topics. Queries
can be emailed.
Only interlibrary loans are permitted.
A photocopier is available in the Institute.
Avalaible in this web-site:
Istituto Affari Internazionali - Biblioteca
Via Angelo Brunetti, 9 (see map)
I-00186 Roma - Italy
Tel.: (+39) 063224360 (IAI switchboard)
Fax: (+39) 063224363
Chief Librarian: Maritza Cricorian
Librarian: Alessandra Bertino