Card catalogues and manuscript lists (inventories) are for the most part of our collections the main research instrument, availables only at the Library, 1st. floor; they can be divided into generals  (for books acquired and cataloged before 1992) and specials (for manuscripts, incunables, maps, etchings, musical scores, etc.)

Howewer among generals, is on-line available the Libraries of Padua Union Catalogue (up to 1968); among specials, our historical catalogues.

For all books (and other materials) acquired and cataloged after 1992 and for all bibliographic items up until 1978, thanks to restrospective conversion of the library card catalogues, today in progress, You can search in the OPAC of the Paduan Library System.

Printed catalogues of special collections are downloadable among the Library publications.