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The Library


The Library

The Italian Cultural Institute library.

The library of the Institute has over 5.587 mainly Italian books and journals of various genres. Topics range from art, literature, music, philosophy and theatre to science, politics, history, geography, religion and social science. The library also offers a large number of CDs, CD-roms and DVDs of Italian films subtitled.

The library database is continually being updated with our regular and ongoing stream of acquisitions including books, local and international periodicals and modern encyclopaedias. The updating occurs through recent publications, consignments on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Cultural Activities & Heritage and Publishers.

The catalogue is accessible on line on the site of the Institute:

Access and consultation
The consultation is possible in the morning, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm; in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm. The access is free. Books and journals can be consulted in the reading room at the main floor.

Borrowing service
Members and students of the Institute, but also university students and researchers, may borrow books for a period not exceeding 30 days, DVDs for a period of one week, though these may in turn be re-borrowed upon request by phone or by email.

Operating hours
Morning: Monday to Friday 9 am – 1 pm.
Afternoon: Monday to Friday 2 pm – 5 pm.

Photocopying facilities are available at 20 cents per page.

The Italian Cultural Insitute may not be held liable for any infringement and/or breach of Copyright Laws and Regulations perpetrated by the borrower of such materials.
Publications borrowed remain the property of the Italian Cultural Institute at all times.