The core of the I-TAL-YA Books project is the searchable catalogue of printed books in Italy dating from the sixteenth century until approximately 1960, which is hosted by the National Central Library of Rome on their Biblioteca Digitale platform.

The catalogue can be searched using a simple and advanced search in Hebrew and Latin characters. When executing a search in Hebrew, a virtual Hebrew keyboard is automatically displayed.

The “Volume” listing displays results with an image from each book (usually the title page), and the basic information: Author and Title.

Clicking on the image will give further catalogue information, with the title in Latin and Hebrew characters and the year of publication.

The General Catalogue contains the books in a list format, with the title, publisher and place of publication.