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Service National Librarian

The National Library Service (SBN) is the Italian libraries network promoted by the General Direction for Library Heritage and Cultural Institutes in cooperation with the Regions and the Universities, with the coordination of the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and for Bibliographic Information (ICCU). Participating to the SBN project are state, university, academies, local bodies, and public and private institutions libraries, operating in different sectors.

SBN is a network which aims at providing services to the end-users. The target is to get over the fragmentation of the librarian structures, typical of the cultural-political Italian history, to offer a national service based on the management of a general on-line catalogue and on the sharing of resources to make accessible and available the documents.

The Libraries participating in SBN are organized in Nodes distributed throughout the national territory, connected to a central system, the Index, which sets up the general catalogue of the libraries of the network.