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Anthropology branch library

Address & Contacts

Via del Proconsolo, 12 - 50122 Firenze · Map
Tel. 055.2757731/2 - Fax 055.2756321 - E-mail: biantr(AT)

Opening Hours


CLOSED from 9 August to 3 September

Opening hours from 19 July to 6 August:


(scorri a destra)


The library was founded by the scientist Paolo Mantegazza in 1871; it soon grew thanks to materials donated by various scientific institutes and by the Italian Society of Anthropology and Ethnology (in italian). Since 1986 following to a specific agreement the library also holds the volumes of the Italian Society of Human Ecology.

All material acquired before 1996 is available exclusively through the card catalogue as the cataloguing process is still ongoing.

The library collection consists of:

  • 15,000 books
  • 908 journals, of which 59 with a standing subscription, with some available as e-journals. 
  • Photocopies and reproductions facilities available.

Special collections available online

Specific Resources


  • Reading room with 30 seats
  • 2 desktop PCs for research and catalogue searches
  • wireless connection
    Please note: the location is in a Limited Traffic Zone ZTL

The library is located on the second floor of Palazzo Nonfinito, in via del Proconsolo 12 where also the Museum of Natural History, Anthropology and Ethnology Sections is located.

The library has full wheelchair access.


piantina interattiva della sede di Antropologia foto sala lettura

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last update: 01-Aug-2018
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