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«Galeotto fu 'l libro e chi lo scrisse...» [Dante, Inferno, V, 137]

Mrs Annigoni and Mark Nicolson The library of the Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh has around 8600 books, 634 DVDs, 150 CDs and CD-ROMs.

Library access
The library is open to the public – Mon-Thu: 9:30 - 13:30 and 14:30 - 16:00 - Excluding Public Holidays - and Fri 9:30 - 13:00. Access to the library is free, books and magazines may be consulted in the two reading rooms which seat 15 people.
The catalogue of the library is available on-line.
The library and the film library are constantly enriched and updated thanks also to the contributions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, as well as donations from publishers and private individuals.

Loans and services
Members of the Italian Institute may borrow books and videos according to the attached regulations.

Photocopying service
The cost of photocopies is 10p per page, according to copyright rules.

Loans to schools/departments
Books and videos may be lent to schools where Italian is taught and to departments of Italian upon written request.