Biblioteca Salaborsa is the central public library funded by the municipality of Bologna. It opened in 2001 and provides a rich and fascinating cultural space inside Palazzo d'Accursio, the ancient and historical seat of the city government.
Salaborsa still carries visible traces of the past centuries under the glass floor in the main hall: you can visit them (donation requested) details. Access to the library and its areas is free, as well as borrowing materials (a free registration is requested) such as books, dvds, ebooks, cds. You can also take part to numerous venues and connect to the wifi network for free.
Download the free audio guide:
The Classic Itinerary: The emotion of the city landmarks
Biblioteca Salaborsa:Monday from 2,30pm to 8pm; from Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 8pm (last admission at 7,45 pm), Saturday 10am - 7pm (last admission at 6,45 pm). Closing days: Mondays morning and holidays. Details (in Italian)
Summer 2017: from 31 July to 26 August Salaborsa is open from Monday to Friday 3pm - 8pm; in August closed on Saturday and on 14 + 15 August.