Libraries & Book Exchanges

Calibre Audio Books
UK charity, Calibre, supplies audio books in English on cassette or disk to visually impaired and disabled people. The free service is available to members (registration can be made via the website). Free postal service to anywhere in Europe.
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale "Vittorio Emanuele II&quo...
National public library open from 08:30-19:30 Monday to Friday and 08:30-13:30 on Saturday, offering a selection of Italian and foreign books. Located at Via del Castro Pretorio 105, 00185 Rome.
Biblioteca Universitaria Alessandrina
Library with Italian and foreign texts, open to the public Monday to Friday from 08:30-19:30 and on Sunday from 08:30-13:30. At Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome.
Unesco Biblioteca
Library of Unesco, open Monday to Friday from 10:00-13:00. Most documents are in English and French, but they cannot be taken out of the library. At Piazza di Firenze 27, 00186 Rome.
Santa Susanna
Library in the American Catholic Church offering books in English, open everyday except Monday.
Istituto Storico Italiano
Library that specialises in books in Italian and foreign languages on medieval history, art and the Renaissance period. Open at 08:30-18:30 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and at 08:30-13:30 on Tuesday and Thursday. At Piazza dellOrologio 4, Rome.
Universita Degli Studi La Sapienza
University library with books in Italian and foreign languages, open to the general public Monday to Friday at 09:00-18:45 and Saturday at 09:00-13:00. At Via del Castro 9, 00161 Rome.
Biblioteca dellIstituto Nazionale Archeologia e Storia Arte
Books on archeology and history of art. Library is open Monday to Friday from 08:30-19:30 and Saturday from 09:30-13:30. English books are available. At Piazza Venezia 3, 00187 Rome.
Istituto Italo Latino Americano
Library providing books in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. Open to the general public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:30-14:00 and Tuesday and Thursday from 08:30-17:30. At Pizzza Benedetto Cairoli 3, 00186 Rome.
Centro Studi Emigrazione
Library open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:45, provided with documents, publications and books in Italian and English. At Via Dandolo 58, 00153 Rome.
Keats-Shelley Memorial Association
English library open to members Monday to Friday from 09:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00. Books on literature available. At Piazza di Spagna 26, 00187 Rome.
Biblioteca Medica Statale
Library with a range of books on medical subjects and some texts in English. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 08:20-17:20 and Saturday from 08:20-13:50. At Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome.
International Centre of Newman Friends
Library open to the general public and students, mainly containing Italian and foreign books on spirituality, literature and philosophy. English, French and German are spoken. At Via Aurelia 257, 00165 Rome.
Universita Roma Tre - Biblioteca dArea di Lingue Straniere
Library offering books in various languages, open to the general public from 09:00-20:00 Monday to Friday. At Via Ostiense 236, 00185 Rome.
Biblioteca Di Storia Moderna E Contemporeanea
Library with a large range of books on modern and contemporary history, in both Italian and English. Open from 08:30-19:30 Monday to Friday and from 08:30-13:30 on Saturday. At Via Caetani Michelangelo 32, 00186 Rome.
Biblioteca Facolta Teologica
Library that has a range of books on theology, religion and philosophy in several languages. Open from 09:00-18:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:00-17:00 on Thursday. French and English spoken. Via Cossa Pietro 42, 00193 Rome.
Biblioteca Italiana Per Chiechi Regina Margherita
Library that caters for blind people. Open Monday to Friday from 08:00. Some documents in foreign languages are available. At Via della Fontanella di Borghese 23, 00186 Rome.
American Studies Center
Library open to members Monday to Thursday from 10:00-18:00 and on Friday from 10:00-14:00. Books on literature, history, international affairs, politics and art. Mainly in English. At Via Michelangelo Caetani 32, 00186 Rome.
The British Council
English videos available for short periods of time Monday to Friday from 11:00-20:00 to members only. At Via Quattro Fontane 20, 00184 Rome.