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.
The Library is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, by appointment only. 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”.
Starting from 6th August 2021, with the exception of children under 12 years of age and persons who are exempt from it, visitors must present a Green Pass or equivalent certificate recognized by the Italian State to access the premises.
The Green Pass or equivalent certificate must give evidence that:
- a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19;
- received the first dose of a vaccine requiring two;
- recovered from Covid-19;
- received a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result in the previous 48 hours.
Visitors must present a valid ID together with the certificate.
In case of absence of the documentation specified above, it will not be possible to access the premises.
For further information, please visit https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/ (in Italian).