The art and history library is located in the ex church of San Giorgio in Poggiale and holds the book heritage of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, a newspaper library and a photo archive. In the library there are ancient and modern books, manuscripts, incunabulum and edicts.
Consultation, reference, lending and books reproduction service Monday: 9am-1pm Tuesday: 9am-5pm Wednesday-Thursday-Friday: 9am-1pm; closing days: Saturdays, Sundays. Details (in Italian)
8 December CLOSED 24 December CLOSED 25 December CLOSED 26 December CLOSED 29 December 3.30pm – 6.30pm 30 Decemberm 3.30pm – 6.30pm 31 December CLOSED 1 January CLOSED 5 January 3.30pm – 6.30pm 6 January 3.30pm – 6.30pm
August 2019: closed from August 5th to September 1st
Access and orientation do not present any difficulty for the hearing impaired.
Being a historical library, there are no room cards and descriptive captions.
Access to the contents is regulated by the presence of an archive on a PC that can only be consulted by the members of the library.
Reading the contents requires excellent linguistic skills given the cultural level of the texts. Evening visits are also available upon request.
There are no means of visual communication in case of alarm in the bathrooms.
Motor disability and difficulty of movement
The museum is substantially accessible to everyone; however, people with reduced motor skills could find trouble in the first room (Etruscan Bologna) where an Etruscan road with very irregular paving has been rebuilt, and on the way to the Virtual Theatre, where a very long ramp is equipped with a handrail to the right; the space within the Virtual Theatre is reduced, which could be a problem to people in wheelchairs.