Collections and services

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Piccardi's miscellany collection (PDF)


The miscellany collection belonging to Giorgio Piccardi has been catalogued as for the section Other documents

The Italian Review of the History of Science


The 2021 Review is online

Alcide Garosi papers


The Alcide Garosi's archival collection has been acquired

Crinò donation


Publications belonging to the personal library of Sebastiano Crinò have been received as donation.

Cultural workshops - Science in the archives


Thanks to the financial contribution of the Fondazione CR Firenze a project of preservation and digitization of archival materials has been carried out.

Leoncini donation: monographs


The monographs belonging to Leone Leoncini's personal library have been catalogued.

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Library mission and activities

Research library specialized in the history of science and technology, the Library of the Museo Galileo aims to support historical studies on the various scientific disciplines, on technology and medicine from the ancient world up to the first half of the twentieth century.


The library houses about 170,000 works concerning the history of science. The antique book collection, consisting of nearly 5,000 works, is supplemented by several 19th-20th century collections as well as a contemporary collection which has an annual growth of hundreds of new acquisitions.

Library services

Consultation - Loan - Book reservation - Reproduction - Reproduction of not owned materials