SBiM: il Sistema Bibliotecario di Medicina

News from the libraries


Our libraries make their services available in compliance with Covid-19 safety measures. To access a library, you must wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth, abide by distancing measures and sanitize your hands with the disinfectant solutions made available at the entrance.

Study and consultation in reading rooms. To study at a library, you have to reserve a seat through our web portalLink verso un sito esterno or mobile appLink verso un sito esterno "lezioniUnimi". The seating arrangement ensures at least one-meter distance between users. Group study is not allowed, tables and chairs cannot be moved.

Book loan and return. To borrow a book, apply online from the University CatalogueLink verso un sito esterno and follow the collection instructions in the confirmation pop-up. To return a book, place it in the containers that you will find at the library. The book will be recorded as returned after 48 hours' isolation. If you are unable to come to the library, you can send the book by post or courier at your own expense to the address of the owning library. To check the expiration of your loans, access your Personal Area in the CatalogueLink verso un sito esterno. Seat reservation is not required to borrow or return a book.

Remote services are always available. Check the #bibliounimidacasa page for updated information.

Biblioteca Alberto Malliani

The library is divided in the following areas : Atrium, Sala A, Sala B, Mezzanine floor and Computer lab (6 computers).
It offers 198 seats and 19 computers, 5 of which are for OPAC searches (Atrium) and the others for study and research. There are 3 printers/photocopiers.


The Biblioteca Alberto Malliani (Alberto Malliani Library), founded in 1996, has scientific journals and volumes in the biomedical field for training and updating both students and hospital staff.
The ‘Medicine and Literature’ section was created in 2007; it includes novels that highlight the relationship between medicine and literature through the authors, the topic or characters.
The library also allows access to theses completed for the Degree Programme in Nursing (three-year degree, all sections) from as far back as November 2010.

Biblioteca Biomedica di Città Studi

The Library is divided into the following areas:
Study and consultation room, 192 seats
7 study rooms, 138 seats
Computer lab, 21 workstations (closed)
Loan area for Course reserve
02 503.15181 / 15185 / 15187

The Biblioteca biomedica di Città Studi (Biomedical Sciences Library in Città studi) was created in 2016 by transferring the Library of Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine to the former CIDiS University Centre, the Interuniversity Consortium for Diritto allo Studio (Education Incentive Programme).
The library provides books for exams in Medicine, Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology and Motor Sciences.

Biblioteca del Polo centrale di Medicina e chirurgia

The library is divided into the following areas: Consultation room, 48 seats, 2 computers; Computer lab, 11 workstations (mezzanine floor); Study room, 24 seats, (basement;
temporarily closed) .
There is a photocopier/printer
02 503 20845/6

The Biblioteca del Polo centrale di Medicina e chirurgia (Library of the Central School of Medicine and Surgery) has texts and periodicals for training and updating students, postgraduates and doctoral students, medical and nursing staff of the Central School.
The library has acquired periodicals from the Ophthalmology Clinic and from the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic, from the Library of the former Paediatrics and Neonatology Institutes and from the former Department of Neurological Sciences.

Sezione di Medicina del lavoro ‘L. Devoto’ (Occupational Health Section)
Temporarily closed

This section, which is inside the Policlinico Hospital, via S. Barnaba 8, is accessible from the ground floor of the Vigliani Padiglione, as you enter from the Devoto Padiglione.
02 503 20106

Sezione di Dermatologia 'Agostino Pasini' (Dermatology Section)
Temporarily closed

02 50320787

Sezione di Statistica medica e Biometria (Medical Statistics and Biometrics Section)
(at Cascina Rosa)
Temporarily closed
02 503 20854

Biblioteca del Polo San Paolo

Opening hours and seating
The library is temporarily closed due to renovation.
Book loan is only available upon reservation from the Personal Area of the university online catalog.
Please note:

  • after being requested on the online catalog, books must be collected from and returned to Biblioteca del Polo Centrale di Medicina e Chirurgia open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8.30 AM to 4.00 PM; 
  • books are shipped from Polo San Paolo to Polo Centrale on Monday and Thursday.

02 50323016/8

The Biblioteca del Polo San Paolo (Library of the San Paolo Centre) has materials which university students and hospital staff can study to broaden and update their knowledge.
It also houses a section dedicated to Medicine in literature and the collection of volumes ‘Istituto Paolo Pini’ (SP1.PP), which can be consulted in the library only