Arturo Frinzi central library

Polo umanistico/economico/giuridico
The Arturo Frinzi library is housed in a former church built in 1596, dedicated to San Francesco di Paola. It was transferred to the state in 1806 and in 1987 became central library of the Humanities, Economics and Law departments. The library is dedicated to Arturo Frinzi (1875-1962), an illustrious figure on the Veronese economic and political scene who donated his own volumes to build the University of Verona.

The library is open for study and consultation every day of the week until midnight. Between the periodicals room, the reading room and the consultation room, it has almost 500 seats on three floors, all accessible by lift and equipped with free wi-fi.

Users have access to an extensive library collection consisting of more than 180,000 volumes on site and at least another 250,000 held in the Humanities, Economics and Law department libraries. The Arturo Frinzi library also has microforms and digital documents, 4000 hardcopy magazines, over 53,000 academic journals in electronic format and hundreds of major online databases, to support research and teaching in the fields of humanities, economics and law.

The Arturo Frinzi library is open to both the academic community and the public.

Opening hours

Spazi studio tutti i giorni:   8.15 - 23.45
Ufficio prestiti  lunedì-venerdì:   8.30 - 19.30
  sabato:  8.30 - 13.30

Daniela Brunelli
via S. Francesco, 20 37129 VERONA

Bibliographic research

Uffici della Biblioteca



Prima accoglienza

045 8028600

Prestiti locali

045 8028458


045 8028541

Sala consultazione

045 8028462

Area informatica

045 8028460, 045 8028626

Library services

Bibliographic information and research
The service for bibliographic information and database consultation is free and open to everyone who requires personalised assistance for researching bibliographic or documentary materials in various formats.
Frinizi information and bibliographic research

Interlibrary services

Frinzi interlibrary services

Free consultation and loans (the latter requiring registration), apart from examination and reference materials, accessible by all university and external users.
Frinzi loans and browsing
The loans desk is on the 1st floor. Browsing and loans (the latter requiring registration), apart from examination and reference materials, are free and accessible to everyone for a period of 20 days. Loans can be renewed.
Giralibro - University interlibrary loans

Loan returns box

Books, CDs and DVDs borrowed from any of the University of Verona libraries can be returned at one of the three boxes made available by the University Library System.

The boxes are found at the following locations:

  • Cloister next to Frinzi library
  • Medicine and Surgery teaching lens
  • Law building (ground floor)

This is a quick and simple way to return library materials.
The boxes are cleared daily, returns are registered the same day and materials are not damaged in the process.

During the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays when the three libraries who look after this service are closed (A. Frinzi, E. Meneghetti and G. Zanotto libraries), you cannot return library materials using the boxes.

For library opening hours, please check the relevant web pages.

Dove siamo

Reference and study rooms
Spaces open to the public for study and reference.
Frinzi periodicals library
The periodicals library, located in the basement, is open to everyone and has 100 seats.
More than 4700 periodical titles, 1750 of which are active subscriptions, are available to consult on the open shelves.
There are self-service photocopy machines and catalogue search stations. UnivrAir wifi is available in the area.
Frinzi reference room
Reading rooms are open to everyone. There are more than 300 places to sit, divided between:
  •  Reference room, level 2. This room has dictionaries, encyclopaedias, codes, manuals and reference material on open shelving.
  •  Reading room, ground floor.



There are self-service photocopy machines and catalogue search stations. There is UnivrAir wifi in the area. 


Tools for research and consultation

Collection of tools for accessing documents and electronic resources available to the University of Verona or locating monographies and periodicals present in the university.


You can search data banks and access the full text of online maagazines and e-books from any workstation outside the university network through the SSL VPN service.  This is managed by the university IT service and allows authorised users to be recognised as belonging to the university network from any workstation they access.


Accesso alle banche dati disponibili per l'Università degli Studi di Verona
E' possibile interrogare le banche dati ed accedere al full-text delle riviste on-line ed e-book  da qualsiasi postazione all'esterno della rete di ateneo attraverso il servizio SSL VPN.  Il servizio, gestito dai Servizi informatici di Ateneo, permette agli utenti autorizzati di essere riconosciuti come appartenenti alla rete universitaria da qualsiasi postazione sia stato fatto l'accesso.

Italian and foreign catalogues

Online journals and e-books

OPAC - University library catalogue
Collective Catalogue of the university (OPAC)

What is OPAC and which libraries are included?

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is the collective, online catalogue of the University of Verona libraries and some significant city libraries.


User training
Courses for library users on how to use the resources available at the university libraries.
Frinzi user training


Library notices

Date Subject
16-ott-2018 Orari festività 1 novembre
25-set-2018 Nuovi e-book Wiley di tutti gli ambiti disciplinari


User manuals
Frinzi Library - forms
Modulo richiesta Giralibro
Linee guida generali sulle condizioni d’uso delle risorse elettroniche
Juliet Project