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

Orario Anthropology

(scorri a destra)

From 5 June 2023 library services are temporaly centralised in Geomineralogy Library


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
  • 900 journals, of which 59 with a standing subscription, with some available as e-journals. 

Special collections available online

Specific Resources


  • Reading room with 23 seats
  • 1 desktop PC 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.


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