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Biblioteca civica Gambalunga

Gambalunga Public Library
Address: 
Via Gambalunga, n 27 (1^e2^ piano) - Rimini
Phone: 
0541/704486
Fax: 
0541/704480
Website: 

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.
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Every last Saturday of the month, the Gambalunga Library offers the opportunity to visit the Ancient Rooms for free in the seventeenth-century Gambalunga palace, where it is possible to admire the most prestigious volumes and precious furnishings and discover treasures of refined elegance and curiosity of historical and cultural interest. 
Reservation is required  by writing an email to fondi.antichi@comune.rimini.it. Admission is limited to 10 people at a time.


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

Mediateca:
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.
The Library's treasures such as catalogues, prints and photos...are suitable on the Net.


From Monday 18 May 2020 the Gambalunga Library has gradually restarted its activity for the public, beginning with the loan service, which is reorganized to ensure compliance with the provisions necessary to protect the health and safety of users. 
The loan service is active only by reservation, by sending an email to interbib@comune.rimini.it

Getting there: 
historic centre nearest Parking place - Piazza Malatesta Visiting hours - Wintertime Library : Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mediateca: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm Visiting hours - Summertime Monday to Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For details see the internet site
Additional notes: 

Guided visits to the Library and the Museum are possible on request for groups or students. 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. Reservation is required at least one week before the planned visit. For reservation, please call : +39 0541/704421 - 704426.

Last update date: 20/05/2020 - 08:57