Library Information


The SACI Worthington Library is found in the main Palazzo dei Cartelloni facility. You can consult the library catalogue by clicking on the CATALOGUE SEARCH icon below. There are 25 search results per page, so be sure to click on the additional page tabs at the top of the window. A red "x" next to the title means that the book is currently on loan. A green check indicates that the book is available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the librarian by email.

Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm to 7 pm

(closed on Monday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays during the Late Spring and Summer terms)

About the SACI Worthington Libray

The SACI Worthington LibraryThanks to generous annual grants, starting in 1998, from the M.S. Worthington Foundation, Inc. (formerly the Worthington Family Foundation), the library has been able to expand and evolve into one of SACI’s primary academic resources. The sustained support of the M.S. Worthington Foundation and contributions from numerous other donors over the years have enabled SACI to build a library collection of more than 12,500 books; over 32,000 images of key artworks, which range from classical to contemporary art; and 54 subscriptions to major art periodicals, making SACI’s one of the largest collections of English-language art magazines and journals in Florence. SACI also subscribes to JSTOR’s database of scholarly journals, ARTstor’s collection of over one million digital art images, and the on-line Questia library of over 60,000 volumes and 1,000,000 journals, newspapers, and magazines.

Periodical Subscriptions

American Craft
The Art Bulletin
Art Documentation (ARLIS)
Art Forum 
Art in America 
Art Journal 
Art News 
The Art Newspaper
B&W Black and White
Bolletino ICR
The Burlington Magazine
Ceramic Review
Ceramics Monthly
La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo
Communication Arts
Design Issues
Film Quarterly
Flash Art International
Flash Art Italia

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Journal of the American Inst for Conservation
Journal of the History of Collections
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Inst
Luerzer's Archive
Modern Painters
Museums & Social Issues
National Gallery Technical Bulletin
The Oxford Art Journal
Paragone Arte
Renaissance Studies
Royal Academy Magazine (RA)
Sculpture Review
Sight & Sound
Studies in Conservation
Tate Etc.
Zoom on Fashion Trends

Please note: In adherence with the Italian law governing Intellectual Property Rights, students and faculty may photocopy, for personal use, only 15% of a book or periodical. 

Libraries in Florence

SACI students have access to a remarkable range of unique libraries in Florence:

The IRIS Consortium

The IRIS Consortium is an association of Florentine area art history and humanities libraries that have joined together to create a union catalog. Click here to search the IRIS Consortium catalog.

SDIAF Catalog of Libraries in the Florentine Area

SDIAF (Sistema Documentario Integrato dell'Area Fiorentina) is a unified documentation system that includes libraries, archives, and cultural institutes in the Province of Florence and the Chianti and Valdarno areas. Examples include the Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux, l’Accademia della Crusca, la Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale, l’Università degli Studi di Firenze e l’Università Europea. Click here to search the SDIAF catalog.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) of the National Library Service

The National Library Service (Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale - SBN) is the network of Italian libraries promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, with the cooperation of regional administrations and universities. It is coordinated by the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and for Bibliographic Information (ICCU). Click here for the OPAC SBN catalog.

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