The SACI Worthington Library

Discover art-related volumes of all kinds in the SACI Worthington Library, an inspiring and tranquil space in SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni.

The 13,000-volume Worthington Library in SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni consists of books, periodicals, digital images, and DVDs. The Blackwell Design Collection in SACI’s Jules Maidoff Palazzo includes numerous architecture and design periodicals.

Through ARTstor, SACI students have access to over a million art images and, through JSTOR, they can access thousands of articles in scholarly journals. SACI students can also connect through Questia to the world’s largest online library of books, journals, magazines, and newspaper articles. They are additionally able to use the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato and Florence’s renowned libraries, including the Biblioteca Nazionale, British Institute Library, and Library of the Oblate.

You can consult the SACI Worthington LIbrary catalogue by clicking on the CATALOGUE SEARCH icon below. If you have any questions about the library, feel free to contact the librarian.

Periodical Subscriptions

American Craft
The Art Bulletin
Art Documentation (ARLIS)
Art Forum 
Art in America 
Art Journal 
Art News 
The Art Newspaper
B&W Black and White
Bolletino ICR
The Burlington Magazine
Ceramic Review
Ceramics Monthly
La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo
Communication Arts
Design Issues
Film Quarterly
Flash Art International
Flash Art Italia

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Journal of the American Inst for Conservation
Journal of the History of Collections
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Inst
Luerzer's Archive
Modern Painters
Museums & Social Issues
National Gallery Technical Bulletin
The Oxford Art Journal
Paragone Arte
Renaissance Studies
Royal Academy Magazine (RA)
Sculpture Review
Sight & Sound
Studies in Conservation
Tate Etc.
Zoom on Fashion Trends

Please note: In adherence with the Italian law governing Intellectual Property Rights, students and faculty may photocopy, for personal use, only 15% of a book or periodical. 

Libraries in Florence

SACI students have access to a remarkable range of unique libraries in Florence:

The Iris Consortium

The IRIS Consortium is an association of Florentine area art history and humanities libraries that have joined together to create a union catalog. Click here to search the IRIS Consortium catalog.

SDIAF Catalog of Libraries in the Florence Area

SDIAF (Sistema Documentario Integrato dell'Area Fiorentina) is a unified documentation system that includes libraries, archives, and cultural institutes in the Province of Florence and the Chianti and Valdarno areas. Examples include the Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux, l’Accademia della Crusca, la Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale, l’Università degli Studi di Firenze e l’Università Europea. Click here to search the SDIAF catalog.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) of the National Library Service

The National Library Service (Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale - SBN) is the network of Italian libraries promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, with the cooperation of regional administrations and universities. It is coordinated by the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and for Bibliographic Information (ICCU). Click here for the OPAC SBN catalog.

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