Our library specializes in deafness and the material possessed pertains exclusively to this field of study.
To find out the titles held by the library, you can do your research on the two main online catalogs to which we adhere and in particular:
The Institute's library has a free WI-FI connection and there is a reading room with 20 seats.
The assistance and consultancy service is available in Italian, English and Italian Sign Language.
The patrimony owned as of 05/02/21 consists of 4398 inventoried titles (plus much other material in the process of being cataloged and non-catalogable material), of which:
Degree 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 premises of the library there is a permanent exhibition of materials of historical and cultural interest relating to the Institute, the history of the deaf and their education, as well as the ancient bookbinding and typography laboratory that operated from the end of the 19th century to to the 1960s.
Free guided tours are possible (in Italian, English and in LIS) upon request and by appointment.