At FGV EPPG, students will find infrastructure compatible with academic excellence. The school now has 16 air-conditioned rooms, each able to accommodate 45 students, and all equipped with projectors and Wi-Fi. It also has a 180-seat auditorium, two computer labs, a library, a bookstore, a parking lot and an eating area. The building is currently used for training courses in governmental and other areas.
The institution’s entire physical space possesses high-speed Wi-Fi, which can be used by professors, employees, students and visitors. The classrooms and auditoriums are equipped with state-of-the-art electronic screens, projectors and computers.
Students can use two labs, both air-conditioned and with excellent lighting, cleanliness, acoustics and accessibility. The main lab, on the second floor, has 47 desktop computers, connected to broadband internet. This lab is also used as a classroom and it is
equipped for online satellite transmissions. In addition, it is equipped with a multimedia projector, projector screen, audio equipment, uninterruptible power supply, computer for professors’ usage and Wi-Fi. Its circular layout facilitates accessibility for students with disabilities. All the computers have basic programs to help students and members of the academic community in general who have some type of audiovisual impairment.
The third-floor support lab has six computers with internet access (cable and Wi-Fi) and one printer for students’ use. This lab is not used for classes. It is available as a study and support room, where students can use computers to conduct academic research.
Both labs offer students infrastructure and support to help them do their best possible academic work, improve the content applied in classes, and carry out projects and research. The labs are open to the entire academic community and their equipment must be used in line with certain rules. The opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 9:30 pm, and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ website (www.fgv.br) was completely redesigned in 2020 and it is the main way of accessing information about the institution on the internet. On it, you can see each component organization’s history, mission and other details. You can also see notices about events and the latest news involving FGV, information on FGV’s products and services (courses, consulting services and journals), and information on public goods (economic indicators, historical archives and economic research). The website also presents general indexes such as IGP/M, FGV100, INCC-M, IPC/RJ-DI, IPC/SP-DI and IPA/DI-M, which are continually updated.
FGV’s Brasilia Library specializes in the social sciences, focusing on the areas of public policy, politics and related areas. It is located on the ground floor, in an air-conditioned space measuring 128 m².
It contains 4,555 publications and 7,467 physical copies, including books and periodicals. It possesses remote access to other libraries, such as Pearson and FGV’s digital library, containing the complete digital repository of FGV libraries’ periodicals, journals, theses, dissertations, databases and collections of e-books.
The Brasilia Library is equipped with eight group study desks, two consultation terminals and access to the school’s Wi-Fi network. It has a service counter with two computers for use by employees and an L-shaped desk with a computer for the librarian to use. Its physical space provides excellent cleanliness, ventilation, conservation and accessibility. The collection is installed in a location with a dequate lighting – natural and artificial – as well as ideal conditions for storage, preservation, security and availability.
The FGV Library System is available at http://sistema.bibliotecas.fgv.br. On the homepage, you can find the following: mobile version of catalogs; search engine covering the whole of FGV’s website; means of access; information on research resources; a Talk to Us tool; access to FGV’s network; and the FGV Digital Library. The latter contains a depository of periodicals and journals, depositories of dissertations, theses and e-books; a database; collections of e-books; an A to Z of scientific journals; and the catalogs of FGV’s libraries in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and its Digital Library, among other information and services. FGV’s libraries in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia contain around 176,403 titles and 334,604 copies, as well as COMUT, which allows users to obtain copies of technical and scientific documents available in the archives of Brazil’s leading libraries and in international information services.
The library opens at 8:30 am, Monday to Saturday, and it closes at 9 pm from Monday to Friday, and at 12:00 pm on Saturday. The librarian is Luciana da Cunha Freitas (CRB 1 1596).