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Geomineralogy branch library

Address & Contacts

Via La Pira, 4 - 50121 Firenze · Map
Tel. 055.2757534/35/43 - Fax 055.2756321 - E-mail: geolo(AT)

Opening Hours


CLOSED from 11 to 17 August

Opening hours from 19 July to 3 September:


(scorri a destra)


The library was founded in 1870 and was merged with the library of the former Institute of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry in 1979.

Besides the books' heritage, it holds some important miscellaneous material such as Carobbi, Manasse, Aloisi.

The collection includes also around 2,700 geological and geographical maps and a sizeable antique collection.

The library collection consists of:

  • 15,000 books 
  • 887 journals, of which 122 with a standing subscription, all available also in digital format
  • Photocopies and reproductions facilities are available.

Particularly important and accessible on-line

Specific Resources


  • reading room with 50 seats
  • 3 desktop PCs for catalogue searches and research
  • wireless connection available
   Located in a Limited Traffic Zone ZTL

The library is on the first floor in the building that also hosts the Geology and Paleontology section of the Museum of Natural History.

The library is accessible to users with disabilities.


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last update: 29-Sep-2018
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