Collections of the Library of the National Institute of Volcanology and Geophysics (I.N.G.V.) in Palermo are strongly characterized in geochemistry and volcanology, including reference books, monographs, journals, bulletins, reports, most of them being part of the old library collection of the Institute of Geochemistry of Fluids (I.G.F.). This institute was part of the National Research Council and in 2001 it joined in the new institute (I.N.G.V.).

Subjects and topics of the monographs belong chiefly to: geography, physical geography, oceanography, environmental sciences, general sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, natural history, biology, microbiology, social aspects of medicine, general agriculture, technology and environmental and chemical technology, mining engineering.
Altogether the library owns about 2500 volumes.

Library services:

Annals of Geophysics


Web of Science

Link to libraries and Scientific associations:

Library of Congress

The British Library

The University of Chicago Library

OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)


American Geophysical Union

Geochemical Society of America

The Geological Society of London

U.S. Geological Survey

Mineralogical Society of America

Biblioteca Nazionale

Library contacts

Dott.ssa Francesca Leone
phone: 091.6809420
Fax: 091.6890965
E-mail: francesca.leone@ingv.it
opening time: monday-friday, from 8.30-13.00 at 14.00-16.30