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 27,000 volumes, including current (95) and older (589) serials, with approximately 350 new acquisitions per year. All publications are being catalogued in an on-line data base, which currently has more than 23,000 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 European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies, available online.

Opening hours
From Monday to Thursday, 10.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Summer closure the whole month of August. Closed for occasional days around public holidays.

The library is open to all. External users are invited to make prior arrangements for consultation on the premises.

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.

Istituto Affari Internazionali - Library
Via Angelo Brunetti, 9 (see map)
00186 Rome - Italy
Tel.: (+39) 063224360 (IAI switchboard)
Fax: (+39) 063224363
Chief Librarian: Maritza Cricorian
Librarian: Alessandra Bertino