The Accademia Carrara and GAMeC Library is specialised in history of art texts. The publications in the Library illustrate the history of painting and the visual arts in Italy from the beginnings through to the contemporary world, with a large collection of monographs on artists, museum and exhibition catalogues, and magazines.


The Library offers the following services:

  • 3 reading rooms, 15 reading tables, 1 workstation for online bibliographic searches
  • Document delivery
  • Photocopies and photographs for study, research, and teaching activities (permission required)
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)


Entrance is free for reading. External lending of library assets is not permitted.



Library information and opening hours

Opening hours | Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m.

Summer closure | two weeks in August

Winter closure | two weeks at Christmas


t.+39 035 234396 #6

Via San Tomaso, 53. Third floor.


Manager | Maria Elisabetta Manca

Librarian | Paola Scarpellini