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Online catalogues

Here you can find links to various online library catalogues.


Card catalogues offer bibliographic descriptions of a given work – author, title, text edition, publisher, date, description – present in one or more libraries. An online catalogue, called OPAC – Online Public Access Catalogue – is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users typically search a catalogue to locate books, periodicals, audio/visual materials or other items managed by a library. Online catalogues may be incomplete if a library has not converted all the bibliographic records of its catalogues into electronic format: in this case, users need to consult traditional card catalogues.


L’Aquila Catalogue of the National Library

System (OPAC)

This is the National Library System Catalogue (SBN) containing the data of SBN L’Aquila unit libraries, consisting of all the libraries of the University of L’Aquila: the “Salvatore Tommasi” Provincial Library, the Deputazione di storia patria “A. L. Antinori” Library, the “Giovanni Tantillo” Regional Media Library and the CONI Regional School of Abruzzo Sport Library. More libraries are soon to become part of the L’Aquila unit. You can search the catalogue by title, author, subject or choose a Boolean advanced search allowing for combined criteria. You can also search by topic or list. An online guide is available to assist in any type of search users wish to perform.


National Library Service (SBN) Catalogue


This is the collective catalogue of Italian libraries at the service of users, presenting the same search methods as the University catalogue and containing the bibliographic records of old works (publications dating back to the XV century up until 1830), modern works (from 1831 onwards), music (handwritten pieces and other works) graphics and cartographies; everything is consultable online.


Italian Union Catalogue of Serials (ACNP)

This is the CIB – Bologna University inter-library centre catalogue, originating from the ACNP (National Collective Periodicals Archive) created in the 70s thanks to an IRDS – CNR initiative. The catalogue contains bibliographic descriptions of periodicals held by libraries scattered throughout the nation and covers all disciplinary fields. The catalogue may be searched by title, library, year and also using your mobile phone: in fact, the first ACNP version in 1.2 xhtml is available at

The mobile version of the ACNP catalogue implements an interface allowing users to search periodicals by title or ISSN code. Users can view results on their mobiles and e-mail pdf documents containing the complete periodical card, related services and materials owned by ACNP libraries.


Italian Metaopac Azalai (MAI) (Italian)


This is a search engine allowing users to query all connected catalogues

by author or title and is particularly useful in consulting documents that

are not available in other catalogues.


Italian OPAC Repertoire (Italian)


This site collects all Italian catalogues, including those not searchable using MAI.


World Catalogues


Site containing OPAC repertoires and library web sites of the world.


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