Gambalunga Public Library

Rimini - Via Gambalunga, 27

Gambalunga Public Library




Always open
Library: Monday to Friday 8-19, Saturday 8-13 Media-Internet: Monday to Friday 10-13 and 15-19, Saturday 9-13 Children's Library: Monday to Friday 14-19, Saturday 8-13


Telephone: +39 0541 704486
FAX: +39 0541 704480
INFOLINE: +39 0541 704421


About the Library
The Gambalunga Library is one of the finest and most ancient public libraries to be found in Italy. It has its seat in the Palazzo Gambalunga, which was build by order of Alessandro Gambalunga in the year 1610. The library, was later-on donated by Alessandro Gambalunga to the City of Rimini, in 1617. At that time the library consisted 438 volumes and around 2000 works.
Today the rich collections of books, iconographic and documentary texts consist of 29.3879 books, among antique and new ones, and represent the most important deposit of the cultural heritage of the local community.


Services available :

  • books lending
  • documents lending
  • consultation of books, newspapers and magazines
  • bibliography research and printing, online data bank, internet resources
  • internet browsing, upon fee
  • photo reproduction
  • microfilm consultation and digitalization
  • consultation of the Gazzetta Ufficiale (Official Gazzette)
  • Room with 25 seats, for the consultation of ancient codes and manuscripts

Multimedia room with online databanks and resources, CD Roms, research assistance, bibliography consulting and information service.

How to access the service

  • the library is open to all
  • access to card holders or by exhibiting a personal id-card
  • lending service to residents over 15 and students of the University of Rimini.

Card holders are given a password to can carry out online reservations of books. Beginning from 13th February 2005, the Library's treasures such as catalogues, prints and photos...will be suitable on the Net.

Further information : Guided visits to Library and Museums
The Library has established a convention with the Town’s Museums for guided visits by organized groups and student groups, to visit the ‘Ancient Rooms’ and learn about their services.
The guided visit, which is part of the initiative "Il museo per la Scuola", lasts 90 minutes.

It includes a presentation of the Town Museum - with slide show support to depict the history of Alessandro Gambalunga, the historic and cultural background of Rimini in the 17th century and to inform about precious volumes belonging to the library.
Further, it includes the visit to the Gambalunga Palace and the Ancient Rooms with its precious decorations, as well as an introduction to the services offered by the library.

Groups are not to exceed 25 persons.
A reservation is required. It has to be requested at least one week prior to the planned visit.

During the Summer time the town museum organizes guided tour for all those who are interested on Fridays morning.
For reservation of guided visits, please call : 0541/704421 - 704426.

Fonte: redazione locale Rimini


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