The Library is an integral part of the Central Pavilion at Giardini since 2009. The restoration was completed in 2010 with the opening of a large reading room, surrounded by a two-level balcony over which over 800 meters of shelves are arranged, also used for conferences and workshops.
The Library specializes in contemporary art, with a special focus on documentation and deepening of the Foundation's activities, preserving all the catalogs of La Biennale activities and collecting bibliographic material related to the disciplines of architecture, visual arts, cinema, dance, photography, music, and theater.
Thanks to its book heritage of more than 164,000 volumes and 3,200 periodicals, it is one of the leading libraries of contemporary art in Italy.
For the holiday season, the Library will be closed from Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 8 January 2024.