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Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio

Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio

Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio seeks to preserve, increase and promote the documentary patrimony gathered over the ages in the Palazzo of the Archiginnasio.  A testimony to Bologna's culture, it has been considered a privileged place for the preservation of the city's memory since its foundation.

Salaborsa

Salaborsa

The 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 historical seat of the city government.

Biblioteca della Musica

Biblioteca della Musica

The collection inherited by Padre Martini is one of the most prestigious collections for the repertoire of printed music from '500 to '700.

Biblioteca Universitaria

Biblioteca Universitaria

The library open its doors to the public in 1756. With the first library decree of the United Italy (1869) the library came to be one of the most important in the country and in 1885 it was officially recognized as of University Status.

Biblioteca di Casa Carducci

Biblioteca di Casa Carducci

Library documents the best of literary production in the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Early editions (XVII-XVIII secc.), texts rare hard to find in other libraries and all the authors (Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Chiabrera, Parini, Monti, Leopardi) are present in editions philological and found the best comments.

Biblioteca Umberto I (San Michele in Bosco)

Biblioteca Umberto I (San Michele in Bosco)

There is controversy as to the exact date of the construction of the first library of the convent of Saint Michele in Bosco: to some it was raised towards the end of the 15th century, while others suggest the year 1517 under the Priorate of Barnaba Cevenini. A library representing one of the most complete and rarest collection of books in the entire field of orthopedics.

Biblioteca di San Domenico

Biblioteca di San Domenico

90.000 volumes: texts are stored in philosophy, theology, history and Dominican spirituality, sixteenth, seicentine, settecentine and come from the bottom of Sual, and the bottom end Carpani old.

Biblioteca di San Francesco

Biblioteca di San Francesco

39.000 pamphlets, a computerized catalog, the Archives Rubbiani (vestry of St. Francesco), the Historical Archives of the Bologna Province of Friars Minor Conventual, the music archive (3.000 autograph manuscripts of which 800, music and musicology in print catalog published).

Biblioteca delle Donne

Biblioteca delle Donne

Born at the end of the Seventies. The Italian Women's Library is today the principal collection specialized in women's culture, gender and feminist studies.The Library has a collection of 30.000 books.

Istituto per la storia e le memorie del '900 Parri Emilia-Romagna

Istituto per la storia e le memorie del '900 Parri Emilia-Romagna

The Istituto per la storia e le memorie del '900 Parri Emilia-Romagna is specialized in the field of contemporary history, in particular: World War I and II, fascism, Italian and European anti-fascism, liberation war, postwar reconstruction, Italian Republic up to the broad themes of contemporaneity.