Trial access to Italian-language titles on Casalini’s Torrossa ebooks platform

Cambridge University Library is pleased to announce that trial access is now available to 119 Italian-language titles on Casalini Libri’s Torrossa ebooks platform. Three current collections of scholarly titles are included in this trial; Language and Literature (49 ebooks), Cinema and Theatre (40), and Cultural Studies (30).torrossa - Casalini full-text platfor,

The ebooks are available from the platform link here and are searchable in the LibrarySearch catalogue. Full-text access is available both on and off campus (using a Raven login).

Torrossa ebooks can be read on PCs, Apple Macs, laptops, iOS and Android mobile devices, but not on Kindles, Kobos or Nooks. There will be no download, print or copy & paste capability during the trial period, but if the University Library decides to purchase these collections then downloading will be enabled.

The trial will remain available until Wednesday 15th January.

Bettina Rex, the Italian Specialist at the University Library, and the ebooks@cambridge team are interested to receive feedback on the usability of these ebooks, and any comments on the content covered would also be very helpful. Please email either Bettina at or the team at Any feedback received will be considered in addition to a review of usage statistics which will be analysed near the end of the trial period.

As the Torrossa system uses PDFs which feature a DRM system, you may have some  trouble opening a book. In some versions of Firefox:

  • Once you enter the Options under the Tools menu window, you will find a tab labelled Applications.
  • After clicking on this tab, you will need to do the following:
  • in the Search textbox type: pdf
  • click on Portable document format (PDF)
  • in the same row, choose Use Adobe Acrobat (In Firefox)

For further information, please see Torrosa’s help documentation.

– Bettina Rex

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