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Library “Lorenzo Da Ponte”

The Library of the Italian Cultural Institute hosts circulating and reference collections for the general public as well as students and scholars. The collections of the IIC Library amount to more than thirty thousand books.

Acquisitions are made through the purchase of recent publications, the endowment of special releases from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, contributions by publishers, and donations by private citizens.

Our library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm.


Reference & General information:

Tel:(212) 879-4242



Other services

On request, the Institute’s Library offers also information on public and private institutions in the field of Italian culture. Users may request (in writing) bibliographic repertories on the major topics relating to Italian culture.