The Turin Astrophysical Observatory is one of the most important research institutes of Piedmont and its history dates back to the second half of the 18th century.
In comparison with other Italian observatories, the library holds less ancient books but has one of the most important collections of scientific journals and Observatories publications from all over the world.
The Library holds old and modern publications consisting of more than 15.000 books and over 1.300 serials, of which a hundred have online access.
The holdings cover the international astronomical and astrophysical research and include theoretical and observational studies of the solar system, stellar physics, external galaxies,
interstellar medium, high energy astrophysic, optics and technology.
The Library is part of the Committee of Special and Specialistic Libraries of Torino (CoBiS), operating since 2008 with the purpose of establishing a network between different cultural realities in Turin, in order to offer a better service to the Institutions and the patrons.
In 2016 the Library has joined a pilot project for a trial of LOD (Linked Open Data).
Monday to Friday: 09:30-17:00
INAF Osservatorio astrofisico di Torino
Via Osservatorio, 20
10025 Pino Torinese (TO)
INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino
Online resources and journals available for INAF users
Other online resources
Remote access to online resources through IDEM
Search (monographs and journals)
Il personale può proporre l'acquisto di nuovi libri o l'abbonamento a nuovi periodici alla Responsabile della Biblioteca. Si procederà quindi all'acquisto sulla base del parere espresso dal Direttore dell'Osservatorio dopo aver verificato la disponibilità dei fondi.
Turin Observatory publishes a Technical Reports series since 1984.
All documents are catalogued and searchable by author and/or title in INAF Libraries OPAC (online catalogue) .
The complete list of the reports is also available in the OPAC and in the Observatory web site on page OATo Technical Reports.
The Library also keeps a paper copy of all the reports published from the year 1984 to 2014.
The Reports published after year 2005 are available both in paper and electronic version, while those published from 2014 onwards are only in electronic.