The library of the DHI Rome is composed of the Holdings History and the Holdings Music History.
Closures in June
The library will be closed on the following days:
- Friday, 2 June 2023 (Italian National Day)
- Thursday, 8 June 2023 (Corpus Domini)
- Thursday, 29 June 2023 (St Peter und Paul)
Reservation of places in the library
For technical reasons, the library is not currently able to operate on a regular basis. However, we provide a limited number of places in the reading room to our external users who request them at bibliothek[at]dhi-roma.it.
We are pleased to offer extended opening hours from 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. starting 1 June 2023, with the library closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
Opening hours: Monday–Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m., Friday 9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Historical Collection (before 1850)
For the purpose of preservation, ancient books are located in a separate room. In order to consult a publication preceding 1850, please speak to a library staff member.
For better organization, you can send us your request via email to: bibliothek(at)dhi-roma(dot)it.
These books may only be consulted in the reading room while using the protective equipment available in the library.
Address and contact
German Historical Institute in Rome
Via Aurelia Antica, 391
Reading Room History
Phone: +39 06 660492-44
Reading Room History of Music
Phone: +39 06 660492-33
We provide a reproduction service to all of our external readers within the framework of copyright law. Please contact the following addresses for further information and orders:
Holdings History: bibliothek[at]dhi-roma.it
Holdings Music History: musikbibliothek[at]dhi-roma.it
- Up to 200 pages a month are free.
- University students can request up to 300 pages a month for free.
- Italian copyright laws are however applicable, therefore only part of a book (up to 15%) can be scanned.
- Musical scores may not be scanned.
Should circumstances render us short-staffed, we reserve the right to scale down this service.