The National Braidense Library (Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense) is one of the 47 Italian State libraries. It depends upon the Directorate General for Libraries and Cultural Institutes (Direzione Generale per le Biblioteche, gli Istituti Culturali e il Diritto d'Autore) of the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali).
Admission to the Library is guaranteed to Italian and foreign readers who are at least 16 years old and who have not been banned from the Library with a specific expulsion measure.
In order to access the Library the reader must provide a valid identification document with photo and register for a Reader Pass (modulo di entrata).
To access distribution and loan services please see how to register to the library.
The library has three off-site departments, which are devoted to special materials:
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