The SUF Library

Syracuse University in Florence is proud to offer its students the largest English-language collection of books of any study abroad program in Florence. With over 12,500 books, journals and DVDs on location, as well as 24-hour access to online journals and databases through SU Libraries, students can find practically any resource they need right on campus.


Reading Rooms

Located in the 19th-century Villino building with its high ceilings and tall windows, natural light is abundant, and the adjacent garden, which connects the Villino to Villa Rossa, provides a peaceful atmosphere for studying. Six well-lit reading rooms and assorted alcoves provide enough work stations for everyone, even during exams.

Finding Resources

As of May, 2015 the SUF Library has a new online search catalogue which makes finding resources easier than ever. If you still need help, however, don't hesitate to ask!

Photocopying and Scanning

Whereas desktop computers, with free black & white printing, are available in the Villa Rossa Computer Lab, two photocopier/scanners (with color and B&W printing capabilities) are available for student use in the library on a pay-as-you-go basis at a reasonable cost. Copy cards can be purchased from one of two dispensers located next to the photocopiers. For assistance, ask at the Circulation Desk.


Sixty lockers are available on the ground and basement levels of the library for storing books, laptops, and backpacks. Lockers are signed out at the Circulation Desk on a first-come first-served basis for a 10-euro deposit. The full deposit will be refunded when the key is returned, whether at the end of the day or the end of the semester.

Contact Us

For more information about the library, or for user assistance, please contact Sylvia Hetzel, Library Coordinator.

Library & Computer Lab Hours

opening hours

Please check here for the complete semester schedule.

Online Catalog

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SU Library Online Resources

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