The MAXXI library is a space devoted to consultation and study, specialised in the collection and conservation of bibliographical material about contemporary art and architecture.

PLEASE NOTE: the Library will be closed from 21 July to 10 September 2018

The Architecture section brings together international specialist publications and periodicals with particular attention paid to material from the XXI century. It has been enriched by a loan collection, freely available to users for consultation from the shelves and not present in the on-line catalogue.

The Art section documents art from the 1960s to the present day and features over 10,000 titles including exhibition catalogues, monographs, essays, dictionaries, artist’s books and specialist periodicals on contemporary art, museology, photography and museum teaching. It also boasts a cuttings service that brings together indexed articles from some of the best-known Italian periodicals.

In the spacious reading room, visitors may consult national and international OPAC catalogues, specialised art and architecture databases and the American Jstor database that allows entire articles to be consulted online.

The expansion of its collections is ensured by attentive and continuous acquisitions and exchanges with the leading national and international museums, institutions and contemporary art galleries. The library is associated with the National Library Service (SBN), the network of Italian libraries promoted by MiBACT, the regions and the universities and coordinated by ICCU.

Check The Library’s Online Catalogue


Opening hours
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm

PLEASE NOTE: the Library will be closed from 21 July to 10 September 2018

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