Libraries & Book Exchanges

Showcase Star
Non-denominational volunteer association with wide selection of childrens books and videos in English from toddlers through to junior fiction. Mon, Wed and Sun at St James Church, 9 Via Rucellai, 50123 Florence (FI).
Biblioteca Mediceo Laurenziana
A famous repository of nearly 11,000 manuscripts and early printed books. The Library is renowned for the architecture planned and built by Michelangelo. At Piazza San Lorenzo n° 9, 50123 Florence (FI).
The Library of the Capuchin Convent at Monte S. Quirico
Historical convent library with religious texts at Via della Chiesa, Monte S. Quirico 87, 55100 Lucca (LU).
Fondazione Ragghianti
Library containing Ragghiantis donation of his photographic collection containing over 60,000 volumes and collections of over 800 periodical titles. Paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures. At 3 Via San Micheletto, 55100 Lucca (LU).
Biblioteca Statale di Lucca
Information and bibliographical searches, reading-room, loan and copy Services at Via Santa Maria Corteorlandini 12, 55100 Lucca (LU).
British Institute of Florence Library
Library open to all and contains over 48,000 volumes, most of which are in English. At Lungarno Guicciardini 9, 50125 Florence (FI).
IMT Institutions, Markets, Technologies
Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies IMT library at Chiesa San Ponziano, Via Elisa, 55100 Lucca (LU).

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