Comprising more than twenty thousand volumes, most of which come from the private libraries of the Lusitanianist Giulia Lanciani, and the philologists Giuseppe Tavani, and Carla Rossi, the centre has the most comprehensive philological and codicological library of the Romance area in Italian-speaking Switzerland.
Volumes may only be consulted in person. Since March 2020 we have been making PDF copies of the texts in our possession and we can distribute some of them for study purposes.
If you are looking for a particular book on a philological or codicological subject (in Italian, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese), all you have to do is write to us and we will tell you if it is available in our library in attendance or if we can send you photocopies in PDF format
Please write to Noemi: firstname.lastname@example.org