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Restored ancient books

2019-09-06:

Thanks to a cultural donation ("Art bonus") two 18th century scientific works have been restored.

Portal Archives of science

2019-08-05:

The Museo Galileo library maintains the section "Bibliographic resources"

Books on ancient clocks

2019-02-14:

Publications related to ancient clocks and dating back since the early 20th century, have been received as donation.

New acquisitions related to Leonardo da Vinci

2018-12-03:

Books of interest to Leonardo scholars, that have been published since the late 19th century, have been acquired.

Rossi legacy: ancient monographs

2018-09-17:

The ancient monographs belonging to Paolo Rossi's personal library have been catalogued.

Alessandro Pitti’s manuscripts

2018-05-28:

Three XVIth century scientific manuscripts by Alessandro Pitti have been acquired.

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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.

Collections

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.

Opening and distribution

Monday through Friday 9.00 a.m.-4.30 p.m.; Saturdays: 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

 

Library services

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