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Reference and information services

The Reference Desk is located in the Main Library in Room A-052. Reference librarians are available to assist with research and reference questions from 8:30 until 5:00, Monday through Friday.

The library is open to external visitors upon request.

The Reference Desk is the place to ask if you need help:

  • Conducting research
  • Locating a book
  • Finding articles in scholarly journals
  • Creating Subject Alerts
  • Using the library catalog
  • Using electronic databases

Telephone reference

+39 06 570 53784 Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00

E-mail reference

Send your reference question to fao-library-reference@fao.org . Questions are usually answered within 24 hours. Detailed queries may take longer.


Reference Librarians provide guidance and instruction on the use of library resources in the form of pressentations/seminars. These presentations can be tailored to suit the subject focus of divisions and departments. They may be arranged by requesting an appointment via telephone or e-mail, or by contacting one of the librarians directly.