Book City Library IC7


 
The IC7 Schools District library is located in the Pedagna district and was inaugurated on 17 October 2015.

The library, which has been housed in the Luigi Orsini School since 1988, contains around ten thousand fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. The entire catalogue is available online, and the book loan service has been computerised in the SBN UBO (the University of Bologna Hub of the National Library Service), of which all Imola’s public libraries are members.


Book City Library IC7
via Vivaldi 76
tel. 0542.685100
e-mail: bookcity@officinaimmaginata.it
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
(from 15/09 to 14/06)
Tuesday 3.00pm to 6.00pm; Saturday 9.00am to 12.00am

(from 15/06 to 14/09)
Tuesday & Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
 
Closed from 1st to 21st August included

 





Casa Piani Juvenile Library


 
The juvenile section of Imola public library is located in the old centre of the city near the San Francesco complex, home of the renewed public library.

The elegant three-floor building from the 18th century that hosts the juvenile library was donated by the Piani family from Imola to the Municipality in 1965. After being carefully renovated, the new seat was inaugurated on 20 January 1990 with the name of Casa Piani. The play area on the ground floor of the building was also opened at the same time.

The recognisability of the building, the pleasantness of its surroundings, the organization of the spaces and the richness of the decorations all contributed in giving it a strong civic identity.
The Juvenile section was already present in 1961 under the name of Biblioteca Giardino and it was housed inside the rooms of the Public library.

Biblioteca Giardino for young people had approximately 9,000 volumes, which are the historical heritage of the Juvenile library.


Biblioteca sezione ragazzi Casa Piani
via Emilia 88
tel. 0542.602630
e-mail: casapiani@comune.imola.bo.it
web: www.casapiani.comune.imola.bo.it
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
(from 15/09 to 14/06)
from Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 1.00pm & 2.15pm to 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am to 1.00pm

(from 15/06 to 14/09)
from Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 1.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2.15pm to 7.00pm
 
Closed from 1st to 21st August included

 





Pippi Longstocking Children’s Library

 
It is located inside the spaces of the Zolino Social Centre and is for children of all ages and adults.

It has tales, narrative books, books for the pre-school age, manuals for making small creative works, volumes in original language and a specific intercultural bibliography.


Biblioteca ragazzi Pippe Calzelunghe
via Tinti 1 c/o Centro Sociale Zolino
e-mail: pippicalzelunghe@officinaimmaginata.it

 
Accessible to the disabled

 
Opening hours:
Monday and Thursday 12.30pm-6.00pm; Friday 9.30am-1.00pm.

 
Closed from 1st to 21st August included

 





Ponticelli Library


 
Started by the Provincial Consortium of Public Reading in 1970.
It was transferred to new premises in May 2002, with enlarged spaces, renewed works and a surrounding park with outdoor reading areas.


Biblioteca di Ponticelli
via Montanara 252/c – Loc. Ponticelli
tel. 0542.684766
e-mail: casapiani@comune.imola.bo.it
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
(from 15/09 to 14/06)
from Tuesday to Thursday 2.45pm to 6.45pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30am

(from 15/06 to 14/09)
Tuesday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm & 3.00pm to 7.00pm
 
Closed from 1st to 21st August included

 





Public Library



 
The Public Library is situated in what used to be the antique 13th century convent of S. Francesco. It was renovated between the years 1749-1762 by the architect Alfonso Torreggiani, from Bologna, and then by Cosimo Morelli, from Imola.

They designed the imposing staircase leading to the first floor and the refined Aula Magna which was originally destined to host the library of the convent. It was frescoed by Alessandro Della Nave and Antonio Villa who decorated it with a painted balcony with skylights, parts in stucco and others in faux marble.

This is the oldest part of the library, and it contains over 13,000 volumes – some of which are rare antiques that testify the history of Imola. At the end of the 18th century, during the Napoleonic abolition of the convents, the religious libraries were confiscated by the government and the one of S. Francesco, which was the largest and the richest, acquired all the others of the town. In 1811 the Libreria di S. Francesco became a part of the municipal organisation and during the 18th and 19th century grew rapidly thanks to the many private donations.

 
Today the library contains more than 450,000 volumes of which 80,000 are antique. The recent renovations have permitted to open on the ground floor large halls with open shelves dedicated to Italian and foreign fiction, non-fiction and essays, tourist guides, magazines and newspapers. Some of the services offered are: consultation of the catalogues on line through the 6 computers, free internet navigation – maximum one hour a day with booking of the computer – and interlibrary loans. The archive room is reserved for the study of manuscripts, rare books and various documents.


Biblioteca comunale
via Emilia 80
tel. 0542.602636
e-mail: bim@comune.imola.bo.it
web: www.bim.comune.imola.bo.it

 
Accessible to the disabled

 
Opening hours:
(from 15/09 to 14/06)
Monday & Saturday 8.30am to 1.00pm
from Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 6.45pm; Tuesday evening also 8.00pm to 10.00pm
 
(from 15/06 to 31/07 & from 22/08 to 14/09)
from Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 1.00pm
Tuesday also 2.15pm to 10.30pm; Thursday also 2.15pm to 7.00pm
 
(from 01/08 to 09/08)
from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 1.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday also 2.15pm to 6.00pm

 
Closed from 10th to 21st August included 2019

 





Sasso Morelli Library


 
Started by the Provincial Consortium of Public Reading in 1970.It was transferred to new premises in 1984, with enlarged spaces, renewed works and a surrounding park with outdoor reading areas.


Biblioteca di Sasso Morelli
via Correcchio 142 – Loc. Sasso Morelli)
tel. 0542.55394
e-mail: bib.sassomorelli@comune.imola.bo.it
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 3.45pm to 6.15pm
 
Closed from 1st to 21st August included

 





Sesto Imolese Library


 
Started by the Provincial Consortium of Public Reading in 1968.

It was transferred to new premises in 1999, with enlarged spaces, renewed works and a surrounding park with outdoor reading areas.


Biblioteca di Sesto Imolese
via San Vitale 125 – (località Sesto Imolese)
tel. 0542.76121
e-mail: bib.sesto@comune.imola.bo.it
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
(from 15/09 to 14/06)
Tuesday & Thursday 8.30am to 1.00pm & 2.15pm to 6.30pm
Wednsday 8.30am to 1.00pm
Friday 2.00pm to 6.30pm
 
(from 15/06 to 14/09)
Tuesday & Thursday 8.15am to 1.00pm & 2.15pm to 6.30pm
Friday 8.00-13.00
 
Closed from 1st to 21st August included

 





Zigo Zago Children’s Library

It is located inside the spaces of the Polivalente room in Pedagna est and is for children of all ages and adults.
It has tales, narrative books, books for the pre-school age, manuals for making small creative works, volumes in original language and a specific intercultural bibliography.


Biblioteca ragazzi Zigo Zago
via degli Sminatori 6
e-mail: zigozago@officinaimmaginata.it

Not accessible to the disabled

Opening hours:
Wednsday 2.30pm to 6.00pm

Closed from 1st to 21st August included