Eucentre Library

The aim of the Library of the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), hereinafter referred to as Eucentre, is to provide information and documentation services that meet the needs of research activities and advanced studies in the field of Earthquake Engineering. These services are provided free from political, social, religious, and commercial constraints, pressures or ideological censorship.
The Eucentre library guarantees free access to the library’s collections, as well as the preservation of the cultural heritage.
The Eucentre library is proposed as a place of cultural meeting and exchange.

Science Director: Dr. Rui Pinho
Technical Manager: Dr. Roberto Nascimbene

Phone: (+39) 0382 5169859
Fax: (+39) 0382 516911

Opening hours
Monday: 9:30-12:00
Wednesday: 14:00-17:00
Friday: 9:30-12:30

  Consult the Library Guideline

Catalogues – Monographs
The library’s catalogue, constantly updated, is part of the University of Pavia’s catalogue, and may be accessed at the following website: OPAC Library.

Catalogues – Scientific journals
To consult the list and to access to online journals of the library, may be accessed at the following website: Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici (ACNP)

The Eucentre Library, in collaboration with the University of Pavia, provides many useful DATABASES for your researches.
To have assistance to the use of these databases, you can visit the library or write an email:

Book Collections
Fondo Professor Faccioli
Fondo Professor Nascimbene

User registration
In order to have access to the library services, it is necessary to register by presenting a valid identity document (identity card, passport, permit of stay) and sign the disclaimer on the use of personal data by the Eucentre Library.

Consultation in the Reading Room
You can consult books, journals and electronic documents from our collection.

Personal loan
It is a free service available to all users of the library. Journals, CD-ROM and DVD are excluded from loan.

Books that are on loan may be reserved. To make the reservation, either go to the library or send an email to:

Document Delivery
It is a service of search and delivery of photocopies of articles published on scientific journals, technical reports, proceedings, etc.
To ask for a Document Delivery, you can register yourself to NILDE (Network for Inter Library Document Exchange) at the following link:
After your registration, you will be able to fill-in the form with your requests.
If you need assistace, you may visit the library or send an email to:

Interlibrary Loan
The Eucentre Library has the possibility of borrowing from other libraries documents that it does not possess within its collection, in order to provide them to users who request them. Requests for Inter-Library Loans (ILL) will be submitted by sending an email to: providing the bibliographic details of the requested document, such as: Title, Author, Publication Year, and Publisher.

It is possible to propose to the Eucentre Library the purchase of books or scientific journals that the library does not possess. The documents suggested by users are purchased in accordance with the nature of the collection, the purposes of the library and the available financial resources. The purchase proposals should be submitted by sending an email to: with the bibliographic details of the desired Book: Title, Author, Publication Year, and Publishing House.
The user will be notified by e-mail about the arrival of the document he/she requested. In the case of a monograph, this will be available for the loan and the user will have 2 days to request it. After this period the monograph will be available to anyone who will request it.

The Eucentre Library is able to provide advice and assistance for the bibliographic consultation of online journals, and for the searching in catalogues of other libraries and databases that the library provides.

Printing and photocopying
According to the Law on the Copyright (Ln 633, 1941, Ln 248, 19.8.2000 and subsequent amendments), the reproduction of documents for personal use by photocopying is allowed to the extent of 15% of each volume or journal issue available at the Eucentre Library.

Computer for internet browsing
A computer with internet connection free for online consultation of databases, journals and other online resources, is available. It is also possible to read and send email.
In order to access the service, it is required to sign the appropriate register by presenting a valid identity document (identity card, passport, permit of stay).

Complaints, Suggestions, Alerts
If you are not satisfied about any of the services of the Eucentre Library, you may fill the form (with your comments and suggestions). The form has to be sent to:

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