The Libraries Institution of Bologna


Architectural Barriers
Check if libraries offer facilities and services for visitors with disabilities, accessible toilets and car parks for drivers with disability parking permits.

Loans for readers with disabilities

-libraries take part to the project named “Ausilio per la cultura”, addressed to people with disabilities and non-self sufficient elderly people. It provides them with in-home delivery of library books and materials.

-People with disabilities or inpatients may register for loan services by authorizing another person, providing a written authorization, his/her Id and the authorized person's Id. ( a photocopy is also considered acceptable ).

-agreements with Cavazza Institute which provides books and registered periodicals: Natalia Ginzburg library, Lame library, Oriano Tassinary Clò library.

-Sala Borsa Library offers a wide range of audio-books, Braille books, large print books, books for children and dyslexic people.

Seats and Pc Workstations for people with disabilities

-Sala Borsa library has a seat reserved for people with physical disabilities.

-Pc Workstations for partially-sighted and blind people in Sala Borsa, Lame and Roberto Ruffilli libraries.

Foreign Users

Libraries offer films, books, magazines and newspapers in original language, material for Italian language's study, internet access points equipped with non-Latin alphabet, biographies dedicated to specific authors, library's guided tours.