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La Biblioteca


La Biblioteca

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The library is open to the general public and presently contains around 12000 books in Italian, with a large reference section on Italian culture and some Melitensia.

Most books are made available to members of the Institute. Reference books may be viewed at the Institute during opening hours.

All books must be used with great care and must on no account be marked or otherwise defaced. Also, they must be returned on time or promptly renewed. Failing this, the Institute may withhold the membership of the borrower and seek appropriate compensation.

The Italian Cultural Institute reserves the right to alter any of the above conditions.

The  Institute  also has an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which may be accessed on Bibliowin to carry out any of the following:

• basic or advanced searches (for example, by title or by author) of all the books and non-book materials available in the library; 

• view new acquisitions;                                                                         

• compile bibliographic lists and send to different addressees by email; 
• make suggestions for new acquisitions; 

• obtain information and statistical data about the library; 

• have access to virtual language, literary and Italian cultural resources available on the web.