Our library specializes in the subject of deafness, and the material available relates exclusively to that subject area.
To find out what titles the library has, you can search the two main online catalogs to which we are connected, specifically:
The Institute's library has a free WI-FI connection and a 20-seat reading room.
The help and advice service is available in Italian, English and Italian sign language.
The collection (as of 05/02/21) consists of 4398 inventoried titles (plus much other material still being cataloged and material that cannot be cataloged), including:
Graduate and doctoral theses on deafness (193 theses);
Decio Scuri Collection (725 volumes);
Caproni Library Fund (65 volumes);
Collection for the Blind and Visually Impaired (122 volumes);
Multimedia (30 items).
Do you want to consult the books? Are you interested in a guided tour?
In the library premises there is a permanent exhibition of materials of historical and cultural interest related to the Institute, the history of the deaf and their education, as well as the old bookbinding and typography laboratory, which operated from the end of the 19th century until the 1960s.
Free guided tours are available on request and by appointment (in Italian, English and at LIS).