Book Loan



In order to avail oneself of the "Loan" service, advanced reservation via the app Affluences - as described in the Access to the library section - is required.

(The app Affluences is available both in Play Store and App Store, as well as on the web at









Students and staff




readers registry

  • Readers registry: in order to borrow books, users must be either enrolled at the University of Turin or at an institution of pertinence.

External PhD students

loan surety

  • Loan surety: it is necessary to present a duly completed form, that must be signed by either a professor or a researcher of the University of Turin, at the library desk.

External users

loan surety


Final Years Students




supervisor authorization

  • Supervisor authorization: it is necessary to send a duly completed form, that must be signed by the thesis supervisor, to
  • The thesis supervisor must be a professor of either the University of Turin or an affiliated university.

Master's program students

certification provided by the supervisor of the Master


Postgraduate school 

readers registry


"Cultori della materia" (Experts on the subject)

abstract of the nomination decree issued by the department






readers registry



readers registry


PhD students

readers registry


Visiting professors

loan surety


Temporary users

loan surety




Books borrowing can be registered at the reference desk (2nd and 3th floor) by the library staff or by the readers themselves using the self check stations.



Loan service at the library desk ends 30 minutes before closing time of the library.

Book return is available without reservation at the self-services kiosk located on the outer side of the library, facing the Dora river.


For users who have reserved the access to the library seats or services via the app Affluences, it is also possible to return books at the self-services kiosks located on the 2nd and 3r floor.




Users can renew an expiring loan in one of the following ways:

via the online catalogue after logging in with your SCU username and password, by telephone or at the Reference desk in the Library


Only one renewal for each item is admitted; at the expiration date of the renewal, users must return the book.

Please remember that the loan of an item booked by another user cannot be renewed.


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