Welcome is Bologna


ex-Stock exchange, now library

Piazza Nettuno, 3 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 2194400

Fax +39 051 2194420

Reference maps: D-5

Date of last update: 06/08/2019, 10:49

Biblioteca Salaborsa is the central public library opened in 2001 and provides a rich and fascinating cultural space inside Palazzo d'Accursio, the ancient and historical seat of the city government.

The archaeological excavations carried out recently to restore Salaborsa revealed traces of public and religious buildings. They are visible to the public through a walkway and testify to the fact that the place has always been the centre of public life in the city. There is the impressive wall perimeter of the Renaissance Terribilia tank, paved roads and foundations of the Roman basilica, the wall of the Medieval tower house and the star-shaped tub once at the centre of the garden. 

Contemporaneity, interculture and multimediality are the main elements of Salaborsa’s mission. Access is free for all. In addition to borrowing books, dvds, ebooks, cds, you can also connect to the Iperbole Wireless, read newspapers and magazines and take part in initiatives such as reading groups, meetings with authors and creative workshops for children.  

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car: located in restricted traffic zone ZTL. Ring road exits n. 11/11bis-12 direction city center.

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)

From the 1st to the 9th and from the 19th to the 31st August 2019 the Biblioteca Salaborsa is open from Monday to Friday from 2:30pm to 8pm (kids room until 7pm).

The Salaborsa is totally closed every Saturday of August and during the week from the 12th to the 18th of August 2019.