The library is on Museum’s ground floor. There are 20 seats in the reading room, for consultation of library’s permanent paper collection, and 2 computers for consultation of catalogues (books, magazines and DVD) and internet searches. In the multimedia space, in front of the library, it’s possible to consult photography archive record cards and watch videos, documentaries and interviews on contemporary photography on 3 terminals.


The library is free for research, study, consultation of books, magazines and DVDs and for any organized cultural activity.

The reading room is reserved primarily for people consulting library material.

The library’s permanent paper collection may be consulted only on the premises.

To consult catalogue and magazines, users must request them from library personnel.

Opening time
Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Places in the reading room are limited, it is recommended to check the availability by phone or email to ensure the consultation service:
+39 02.66056628


Photocopies and scans
It’s possible to make photocopies and scans according to Italian copyright laws. The service charges are posted on site.

Magazine consulting
Magazines must be requested from library staff by mail and are available from the day after the request.

Research help
Library staff help users conduct catalogue searches and offer reference services in loco and by mail. For complex research, we suggest the interested party come in person. For mail reference: