The Library and Knowledge Centre
The Library and Knowledge Centre (LKC) provides support to the academic and research branches of the College.
The LKC holds publications in English and in French in the fields of International Relations, Strategy, Security and Defence, Military Affairs, and Current World Affairs. It hosts over 11,000 books and around 100 journals.
All the library collections can be searched through the Library Discovery Service.
Online collections are accessible only within the College. LKC services are embedded in the Academic Portal, which can be accessed by both NDC Course Members and Staff. The Library participates in the NATO E-library network, a collection of ebooks available to different NATO libraries.
External visitors are invited to contact the Library if they have specific requests about the Library.
The LKC cannot perform Inter Library Loan outside of Italy.
Policy for external visitors
To visit the Library, external visitors are kindly invited to fill in the request form. Authorization is required by the security authorities, and it can take from 7 to 30 days to be granted.
External visitors with institutional links to NATO or to the NATO Defense College are requested to contact the Library directly by e-mail in order to make further practical arrangements.
The Library is not open to external visitors during weekends and official holidays.
The LKC Staff is available from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 to 17.30 and on Fridays from 8.30 to 15.00.