Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
A national and international reference point for initiatives, projects, and exhibitions that can defend, enhance, preserve and promote reading and the book as well as its priceless treasure that now contains more than 1,500,000 volumes.
Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense is among the largest public libraries in Italy, belongs to the state and depends on the General Directorate for Libraries and Cultural Institutes, of the Ministry of Culture.READ ALL +
The Library has four reading rooms, three of which are specialized, a room for catalogs, distribution, loans and reproductions, and an entrance hall accessed through the grand staircase.READ ALL +
How to get access
Biblioteca Braidense is open to all (> 16 years old). You must present a valid photo ID, social security number and fill out the entry form. Registration is required to use reference and lending services.READ ALL +
With its historical and contemporary collections under public protection, it provides for their cataloging, preservation and enhancement in the interest of the general and specialized public through restoration, reproduction and preservation of documents.READ ALL +
From the end of the 18th century to the present, the Library has continued to enrich its holdings with new funds purchased or donated, aimed at maintaining the existing holdings and the subjects in which the Library wants to specialize.
250 manoscritti, 550 volumi della biblioteca del Manzoni di cui 200 postillati, circa 5.000 pezzi di carteggio, 1.000 volumi di opere del Manzoni, 1.000 volumi di critica e 1.800 pezzi collocati in miscellanea.
Library of Haller
La Biblioteca di Albrecht von Haller, Berna 1708-1777, professore di anatomia, chirurgia e botanica all'Università di Gottinga, è una pregevole raccolta di testi, in massima parte scientifici.
Photografical collection Emilio Sommariva
The Emilio Sommariva Archive collects the entire archives of the photography studio and related paper records from 1904 to 1973.
Once upon a time in the Library
Video readings of the best fairy tales for young children by staff and famous actors.
Braidense Special Projects
Browse online through picture books (with Italian translations) from the Adler collection of Soviet children's books acquired last year by the Library.READ ALL +
A theatrical journey between past, present and future through newspapers and periodicals in the Biblioteca Braidense.READ ALL +
Join the life of the Library and Museum in a new way
BreraPLUS enriches the Pinacoteca di Brera and Biblioteca Braidense experience with multimedia content, special programs, concerts, premieres, and more.LEGGI TUTTO +
Every visitor to the Biblioteca Braidense and the Pinacoteca di Brera deserves an extraordinary experience, which we can also achieve thanks to the support of all of you.