Research of books: it is possible to consult a catalogue by Author and a catalogue by subjects as well as the catalogue of the periodicals. It is also available a register of the works introduced each year since 2000. Anyway, the staff can help the users in the research.
Consultation: after having filled in a form, it is possible to consult books and periodicals edited since 1800, except in case of particular characteristics or preservation status when the volume cannot be consulted. For the works edited before 1800 (Ancient Fund), the consultation can be authorized by the Chief of the Historic Office after a written request.
Loan: for the employees of the Ministry of Defence who live in Lazio it is possible to borrow books edited since 1900 and available in double copy, for a month maximum. It is not possible to borrow periodicals, official documents, miscellanies in volumes, the PhD thesis, atlas and maps, dictionaries and encyclopaedia. The users can borrow maximum two works by one. Any exception has to be authorized by the Director of the Library.
Copies: it is possible to copy works since 1900, except in case of particular characteristics or preservation status when a volume cannot be copied. In all the other cases it is allowed the photographic copy without flash. Occasionally, by request, it is possible to scan single pages or boards. The copier in the reading room can be used buying cards of 20 copies for 1.03 €. Please remember that the copy of books is ruled by the Law 633/41 and the following Law 248/2000 as well as by the Legislative Decree 68/2003 that also provide the possibility to copy at most 15% of each book, except for the rare or out of print books. Moreover, it is not possible to copy PhD thesis or other works protected by Copyrights.
Information and comments: the staff can give you any information. By request, there is the possibility to use internet connection for bibliographic researches. It is welcomed any suggestion that can contribute to improve the service. There is also a "Register of the desired works" for the request of purchasing works not present in the library.