Welcome is Bologna

Biblioteca delle Donne

Via del Piombo, 5 - 40125 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 4299 411

Fax +39 051 4299 400

Date of last update: 21/02/2020, 15:23

The Italian Women's Library in Bologna (Biblioteca Italiana delle Donne di Bologna) is today in Italy the most important library specialising in female culture, gender studies and feminism.

Located within the Santa Cristina Complex, it was founded in the late seventies thanks to a project developed by the Orlando Association (Associazione Orlando): an association of women active in research and politics, who wanted to establish an autonomous institution to promote the culture of gender difference and female public presence.

The library has a heritage of about 30,000 volumes of which over 20,000 already included in the single catalogue of the National Library System and 495 periodicals of which 141 are still active. It also organises conferences and conventions on women's issues, book presentations and meetings with authors.

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.

Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 6:00pm, Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Closed Saturdays. Details (in Italian)

Summer opening time 2019: from July 29th to August 9th
Monday to Friday: 9am - 2pm