Milan is one of a kind. Its vibrant atmosphere attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year, which is why it’s got tons of services to help make your life easier.

Check out the info here to get an idea of how to move around the city and just generally make the most of your time with us in Milan. We even have some special discounted services for you to take advantage of!


The Politecnico di Milano Library Services are extensive – they include plenty of online resources as well as several libraries located in the different campuses. Don’t worry if you’re an exchange student – you can get access by asking for a temporary card.

Visit the Politecnico Library Services site, where you can contact the Ask@your library for specific information on their services and resources.

Key information

  • To enter libraries equipped with turnstiles you must carry your student card
  • Reserve online and take out materials at loans desk or at the automatic loan stations. You can loan up to 5 books at one time
  • Automatic loan stations near POLIMI GSoM can be found at the Durando Campus Library
  • To take material out at the loan desks you must show your ID. The loan is personal and must be carried out in first person.


  • Durando Campus Library
    Via Durando, 10 (Bovisa Durando Campus, Building B9, driveway from Via Candiani, 72).
  • Bovisa Engineering Library
    Via Lambruschini, 4
    The library is open from Monday to Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.


The canteen at our Bovisa campus is called the mensa, and is essentially a café, self-service restaurant, and pizzeria.

You can find it at Via La Masa 34, Building 24. If you want to go there out of lunch hours, you can also use it as a study zone.
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4.30 pm.


Study Areas

If you’re looking to get in a little study time,

you’ll have access to POLIMI GSoM areas and our building as well as the canteen.
Of course, the canteen can only be used as study area out of lunch hours. It is open from 8:00 am to 4.30 pm.

If you’re looking for details, here you can find a thorough list of all the Politecnico di Milano study areas available in Milan.


Sport facilities

Plenty of sport activities are organised for students by Polimi Sport

Check out their activities at the Polimi Sport site.

There’s also a gym very close to our Bovisa campus which has memberships for exchange students at pretty competitive prices.



IT Services

With us you’ll also get a free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus package for your computer, tablet or phone. You can access your Office 365 account through your POLIMI GSoM e-mail address.

San Martino Servizi: Online Help Desk

International SOS: Health, Security & Emotional support

YesMilano: Welcome Services & Digital Card


Italian Language Courses

While you’re here why not take on an extra challenge?

The Politecnico MOOCs Portal offers an Italian language and culture course at a beginner level, which is perfect to get a taste of the language.


The two modules are:

You can get access to the course with your Politecnico credentials, or you can also make a new profile. Just click on the links for Part 1 and 2 to get the full details. The course has videos, grammar, exercises, a forum and much more. To give you an estimate of the time commitment, you would need to spend about 8 to 10 hours studying per week, for a total of 8 to 10 weeks.

If that course isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, the Comune di Milano has a portal called Milano Italiano Stranieri, where you can find lots of different Italian lessons in the metropolitan area. You can choose from private schools, NGOs and municipality classes. While it’s still useful for browsing options, this portal will soon go offline, and will be replaced with the new Portal at WeMi Comune Milano, which is already active and ready for use.


During your stay, enjoy Milan and Italy



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