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The Robert H. Evans Library
SAIS Europe
Via Beniamino Andreatta, 3
40126 Bologna Italy
+39 051 2917 811

Robert Evans Library | SAIS Europe

The Robert H. Evans Library is located at SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy and contains a specialized collection of more than 85,000 volumes – one of Europe's richest English-language collections on international relations. Holdings are concentrated in the fields of international affairs, international economics, European history and politics, and international law.

The Evans Library occupies a wing of the SAIS Europe building and seats more than 115 in its large study rooms. In addition to its specialized in-library collection, students and faculty have access to many specialized academic research databases. The library is also open for consultation to local and visiting scholars. Students may also use the extensive bibliographic resources of the Bologna area with combined holdings of 3 million volumes.

Library Catalog Find It Journal Linker Databases A-Z Electronic Reserves (BCWeb)

On receipt of a library card, members of the general public may borrow two books at a time. These circulate for a period of 28 days, but are subject to recall if requested by a SAIS Europe student or faculty member.

To apply for a borrower's card: come to the library, bringing a current carta d'identità, passport or driver's license and fill in an application form. The library card (tessera) will be processed and mailed to your home address. This usually takes 10 days, and books cannot be borrowed before the library card has been received.

The Evans Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (local time) when classes are in session. It is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


Until June 30th, on appointment, the library will receive returned books and issue books to registered users. For details, please contact
From July 1st until further notice, the library will be closed for summer.

Fino al 30 giugno la biblioteca effettuerà il servizio di restituzione e prestito unicamente agli utenti registrati e su appuntamento. Per ulteriori informazioni si prega di contattare
Dal 1 luglio fino a data da destinarsi, la biblioteca sarà chiusa per la pausa estiva.

We lend materials to other libraries through an inter-library loan program. This service is only available to libraries and not individuals. Libraries interested in borrowing materials should check our catalog to determine our holdings. Only books from the general collection that are not checked out are available for lending, and some materials (reference items, periodicals, etc.) are excluded from lending. The request should state the call number of the book, as it appears in the catalog. A fee is charged for each loan. For additional information contact us via email.