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History, collections, activities and collaborations

The library was founded in 1982 by Paolo Fortunati to collect, preserve and access specialized documentations about the Department branches of study and research.
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The library books and journals are focused on Statistics, Economics, Demography, Biostatistics and Actuaries.

The library holds a large collection of statistical Italian and international data.


Quality assurance

Since 2004, the library is ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) certified by Det Norske Veritas (2015 last audit and certification).

The library was amongst the first promoters of the Certified Italian Libraries Association.


The library works within the University Library System and collaborates on external projects with, for example, the Emilia Romagna Region Library and the ESSPER Association (Social Sciences Journals analytical cataloguing).


Quality assurance
Further informations (in Italian)
Emilia Romagna Region Library
Agreement and shared activities (in Italian)


Library - Department of Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati"

via Belle Arti, 41

40126 - Bologna - Italy

tel: +39 051.2098197

fax: +39 051.2086242

Mon-Tue: 8:15 am - 6:15 pm
Wed-Thu: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:15 am - 1:30 pm