Biblioteca della Città metropolitana di Roma

Typology: Specialized


Address: Viale Manzoni, 47
Zone: Rione Esquilino (Termini-Via Nazionale) (Roma centro)
situata al 2° piano di Villa Altieri


Opening times

For opening times and visiting condition, please check the contacts.

Free access for consultation and borrowing from 18 years of age and up, with own books, subject to availability.
For documents in the Historical Archive, an appointment must be made by email: archiviostorico@cittametropolitanaroma.it


The Library, established on 10 May 1899 as the Library of the Province of Rome and, since 1912, as the Library of the Council, available to provincial councillors on legal, institutional and territorial knowledge issues, was included among the competences of the Presidency of the Authority.
Located on the ground floor of Palazzo Valentini in Via IV Novembre in Rome, the Provincial Library, which in the meantime has become the Institutional Library of the Metropolitan City of Rome, after more than a century since its inception, has moved to its new home on the second floor of the 17th-century building of Villa Altieri on the Esquiline Hill.
The Library specialises in the history, art, popular traditions, and customs of the territory of the Province of Rome and in collecting volumes and documents that bear witness to the institutional activities of the Authority and the municipalities in the provincial area. In the development of the library's holdings, since its establishment, it has followed two different souls, one properly institutional-administrative and the other, more cultural and historical-social, increasing, on the one hand, its collections of a legal-institutional nature to meet the needs of the institution's activities, and, on the other, moving towards the retrospective and current acquisition of works of a historical nature, in particular relating to the local history of Rome and its province.
Patrimony: 40.251 volumes, 135 magazines, 20 CD-ROMs, 1.361 photos.
Matter: History of Rome and its province, Communal Law.

See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural institutions › Houses of culture
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Architectural and historical heritage
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