The Biennale Library has been an integral part of the Central Pavilion at Giardini since 2009. The restoration was completed in 2010 with the opening of the large reading room, surrounded by a two-level gallery on which over 800 meters of shelves are laid out. The reading room is 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 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 153,000 volumes and 3,000 periodicals, it is one of the main libraries of contemporary art in Italy.
NOTICE: The Biennale Library will reopen to the public by appointment only as of 2 March 2021, Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm.
To request an appointment, please send an email to email@example.com
In our reply to requests, access modalities and good practices users must follow will be explained in detail, according to the security protocol “Anti COVID-19 plan - ASAC Library and Archive”. Please note the document delivery service continues to be available.