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.
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:
- Academy of Fine Arts Library
- Alfonso Spadoni Library
- Berenson Library (Graduate students only)
- British Institute Harold Acton Library
- City of Florence Historical Archive
- Dutch Institute Library
- French Institute Library
- Gabinetto Viesseux Library
- Galileo Museum Library
- Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Library
- Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Center Library
- Marucelliana Library
- Mediceo-Laurenziana Library
- National Institute for Renaissance Studies
- National Library
- Oblate Library
- Opificio delle Pietre Dure Library
- Roberto Longhi Foundation Library
- Stibbert Museum Library
- Uffizi Gallery Library
- University of Florence Department of Art History Library
- University of Florence Humanities Library
- University of Florence North American History and Literature Library
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.