Welcome to the Library of the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago!
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Through the online catalog, users can:
Perform simple and advanced searches (by title, author, etc.);
View new acquisitions Create bibliographic lists and email to an associate;
Suggest new acquisitions;
Access the collection’s statistical data;
Access specific virtual resources available through the Internet.
The reading/reference rooms are open to the public Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 14.30 to 16.30. Entry is free. Books and periodicals can be read in the two reading rooms that can sit up to twelve people and have a PC with access to the catalogue.
On-site listening/screening of audiovisual materials cannot be arranged.
Acquisitions are made through the purchase of recent publications, the endowment of special releases from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, contributions by publishers, and donations by private citizens.
Supporting members of the IIC can borrow books and other materials.
Books may be borrowed for up to a month, videotapes and DVDs for up to a week. Items can be renewed only once by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On request, the Institute’s Library offers information on public and private institutions in the field of Italian culture. Users may request (in writing) bibliographic repertories on the major topics relating to Italian culture.
The Italian Cultural Institute may not be held liable for any infringement and / or breach of Copyright Laws and Regulations perpetrated by the borrower of such materials. Publications borrowed remain the property of the Italian Cultural Institute at all times.
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