In order to facilitate the access to university books and other educational work, EDISU Piemonte runs two libraries. All students enrolled in the Universities of Piedmont can gain admission to this service by taking along an enrolment certificate for the current academic year.
- The International Library is a new service offering reference and lending facilities for Italian and foreign works of literature, open to university students enrolled in Turin-based faculties. It boasts almost 1.000 reference works in 12 languages.
Location: Via S. Ottavio 8 (ground floor near the study room)
Opening times Library: 8,30 – 19,00 / 8,30 AM – 7,00 PM
Opening times Lending facilities:9,00 – 17,00 / 9,00 AM – 5,00 PM
- The library of the Scientific Departments
Location: via Michelangelo Buonarroti 17 bis
Opening time: Monday to Friday, 9,30 A.M. - 3,30 P.M.
Books may be borrowed from the following Politecnico libraries
- The Main Library (Biblioteca Centrale) is located in the right wing of the main building (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24) on the ground floor.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8,30 A.M. - 7,00 P.M.
The library closes on Friday at 6,00 P.M. and is open on Saturday from 8,30 a.m. to 12,00 A.M.
E-mail address: email@example.com
- Castello del Valentino Main Library (Viale Mattioli 39)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8,30 A.M. - 6,00 P.M.; Fridays 8,30 - 1,00 P.M. and 2,00 P.M.- 6,00 P.M.
Saturdays 8.30 am to 1:00 pm
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are the main libraries and many small libraries in the various Institutes. Any registered student with a Student I.D. Card can use it in the campus and in the main libraries.
Libraries have over 250.000 items in stock and subscribe over a thousand periodicals a year. Some books belong to old collections coming from the " Scuola di applicazione per gli ingegneri" and the " Museo Industriale", some other have been bought at the antiquarian markets.
Every year Libraries buy 2.000 books on the average.
Computer Labs (L.A.I.B.)
Students are asked to bring their laptop computers with them, as they will have the possibility of connecting to the WI-FI (wireless LAN) at the Politecnico campus.
All students of the Politecnico di Torino have free access to Computer Labs located in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi or in Valentino Castle.
In Engineering Faculties (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24) you can find many computer labs and some of them are located on the second floor (entrance from the Unicredit Bank). It is mandatory to reserve a computer if you want to use Internet (no more than two hours per day) writing to :
In Architecture Faculties (Castello del Valentino, viale Mattioli 39), there are 3 computer labs: LAIB 1M, LAIB 2M, LIA). http://www.areait.polito.it/
To be admitted to L.A.I.B. you must show your Politecnico Smart Card.
In Politecnico - Main Campus (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi) there is a Medical Service ( Infermeria) for first aid, not just for ordinary medical treatments.
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 - Torino
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
+39 011 564 7943
Please notice that all Politecnico students benefit from an accident health insurance yearly taken out by the Politecnico itself. If you want more information about it you must contact the Foreign Citizens Services Unit.
There is a bank at the Politecnico di Torino main building. This is a branch of the "UNICREDIT - Bank" and it is located in the Via d'Ovidio.
In Italy it is possible to pay by bancomat (ATM), credit cards (Visa, American Express, Master Card, etc.) and cheques. They are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, railway stations, shops and supermarkets in all large cities.
There is one inside Politecnico main building next to the bank.
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In the Politecnico di Torino there are many students associations, dealing with sport, cultural events, cinema.
If you wish to contact them you can do it once you are here in Turin.
In Politecnico facilities:
Leisure & Entertainment
Leisure, theatre, concerts are offered at special "student prices" by the Politecnico di Torino. For any information you can visit Polincontri ( Associazione per la cultura, lo sport, il tempo libero) is an association whose offices are located on the 3 rd floor in the main corridor from Corso Einaudi (the Polincontri Box is next to Bar Katia).
+39 011 564 7927
Students trips and holiday offers are available at CTS, a Student Tourist Centre which has several branches all over Italy and works to obtain the best prices for young and students. It is located in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24.