From its very first years, the Foundation has equipped itself with a specialised library open to the public. It holds at present around 5500 volumes and 19 subscribed periodicals. There are also some first editions.

The library’s volumes are subdivided into 15 thematic areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Environment
  • Family, The Female World
  • Immigration
  • Informal, Black Work
  • Manuals
  • Labour Market
  • Post Industry, Economic Sociology and Market
  • Poverty
  • Urban Sociology
  • Visual Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Old Age
  • Evaluation
  • Welfare, Welfare State e Social Policies

Periodicals currently available for consultation:

  1. Ageing end Society
  2. Current Sociology
  3. Economia e Lavoro
  4. European, Urban And Regional Studies
  5. Giornale di Gerontologia
  6. Global Social Policy
  7. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  8. International Sociology
  9. Journal of Social Policy
  10. Politiche Sociali
  11. Quaderni di Sociologia
  12. Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia
  13. Research on Aging
  14. Rivista delle Politiche Sociali
  15. Social Policy and Society
  16. Social Politics
  17. Sociologia del Lavoro
  18. Stato e Mercato
  19. Urban Affaires – Review

The library is open to the general public and it is not necessary to join the library in order to use it.
Books can be consulted on the premises or taken out on loan (maximum of 3). Periodicals may be consulted only in the library.

Opening hours are normally Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.–6.30 p.m. by appointment fixed with the Administrator on the phone (+39 02.8057718)