Library resources and services for PhD students 

A quick guide to Library resources and services

Opening hours
1. mid-September to June
Monday - Friday8.30 - 12.30  and  14.00 - 17.00

2. July to mid-September
Monday - Friday8.30 - 12.30
Any changes in opening hours are posted on the institutional website


In order to get one-on-one help/info, please ask for an appointment  and email

Location: School building  (Biblioteca on the map)
Contacts: 0461-615270 (Lucia Zadra); email:

Library card

You will need your card in order to access the library services. The same card can be used in every library of Trentino library system

To get a library card you have to log-in and fill in the form [file -> make a copy]

Then email us at, adding the form properly filled in and a copy of an Identity document. Physical cards must be picked up by the Library. Once the card is ready, you'll be called and given an appointment

To get the library card:

The Library catalog DiscoveryFEM

Discovery FEM is the discovery tool that  will allow better access and management of the Library’s print, electronic, and digital collections.  Through a single sign-on, users can log in to My Account and make DD and ILL requests

It allows google like and advanced search, to create personal profile, view loans, save and export data, extend search to all Trentino libraries.

Digital library

FEM Library electronic resources are searchable in the Discovery and consist in:

Databases: the Library provides access to the most important databases of the agri-food and environmental sector

e.g.  Web of Science Core collection, Scopus, CAB Abstract, Springer Nature Experiments 

eBooks & eJournals of the most important Academic publishers 

e.g. Wiley, Elsevier, SpringerNature, Oxford University Press, CABI,  Taylor & Francis

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Access to electronic resources

Quick Links:
Off-campus access Guides

Document Delivery - Inter Library Loan request

Institutional users (with @fmach credentials) can use the DD / ILL service:

Having the library card is mandatory to request documents not owned 

Store the PhD thesis in OpenPub

The Library is in charge of IRIS-OpenPub, the institutional research information system that collects, manages and stores data related to FEM scientific research output

PhD students with FEM tutors are invited to store their thesis in IRIS-OpenPub, sending a copy (pdf file) to the following address: 

MLOL (Media Library On Line): the Italian digital library

The library provides the MediaLibraryOnine (MLOL) platform to read over 7000 international newspapers and magazines, 40.000 ebooks of Italian publishers, audiobooks and more

Fancy improving your Italian? Access the platform and download an ebook or listen to an audiobook and ... enjoy!

To sign up: email to with library card number and personal email