Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
A place of inspiration, creativity, research and study
Via Brera 28, MilanoREAD ALL +
The new website of the Biblioteca Nazionale BraidenseRead More +
JAN 26 – APR 15 2023
A golden thread
The Prutscher Collection
of Viennese children’s books
at the Braidense National Library
MAY 4 – JUL 08 2023
Manzoni 1873-2023. The plague “horrible curse” between living and writingREAD ALL +
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 +
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See the catalogOPAC.BRAIDENSE.IT
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.
Attualmente comprende buona parte della biblioteca originaria, con una consistenza di circa 2000 volumi e oltre 10000 opuscoli.
Happens in Braidense
Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense offers a rich panorama of events, lectures, presentations, conferences. Discover the calendar of our activities.
A Golden Thread (1900-1938)
The Prutscher collection of Viennese children's books at the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense.READ MORE +
Manzoni 1873-2023. The plague “horrible curse” between living and writing
On the 150th anniversary of Alessandro Manzoni's death, the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense celebrates his memory and the historical and cultural link with the city of Milan.READ MORE +
L’altra metà dell’editoria
Series of meetings“Finestre sull'Editoria” – Presentation of the volume edited by Roberta Cesana and Irene Piazzoni published by Ronzani Editore.READ MORE +
Once upon a time in the Library
Video readings of the best fairy tales for young children by staff and famous actors.
Simon Callow reads Happy Prince by Oscar WildeREAD MORE +
Marco Gambino reads Il palazzo di gelato by Gianni RodariREAD MORE +
Sonia Bergamasco reads Il topo che mangiava i gatti by Gianni RodariREAD MORE +
Braidense Special Projects
Adler collection for children in Ukrainian
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 +
Living Newspaper in Braidense
A theatrical journey between past, present and future through newspapers and periodicals in the Biblioteca Braidense.READ ALL +
International Centre for Research in the Culture of Childhood is committed to defending children’s competence, curiosity, imagination, ambition, desires and their fundamental human rights.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 +
Allows tax deductions of up to 65 percent of the amount donated, to those who make liberal donations in support of Italy’s public cultural heritage.
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.