Libraries are a great place to study

Get the most from the stunning number of public libraries in Milano

Looking for a big amount of sources and a quiet place to work on your exams? Milano libraries are the place to be.

The City of Milano owns and operates a huge Library System (SBM) which is a golden mine for your research.

Here below we posted short descriptions of the biggest locations where you will find enough room and quietness to focus on your tasks and outdoor spaces to connect with the other students of the city.

Do not hesitate to ask the Library staff to get enrolled for free to the Library System, and borrow items: you just need your ID and Tax code!

Read more about libraries in Milano.

Book a place to study

on the Affluences app

Use the Affluences app (App StoreGoogle Play, web)  to book your seat to study and see availability in real time.

It is the same app that you probably use for your University Library.

As many indoor places open to the public, a mask is need to access the spaces and products are available to hygienize your place anytime.



Sormani Library

Corso di Porta Vittoria 6

A short walk from Duomo, Sormani is the central city library, with the widest range of books, magazines and multimedia documents of the Library system. It owns a particularly rich collection of human, juridical and artistic publications. Library visitors can also enjoy an enchanting Reading Garden.

Public transportation: bus 54, 60, 65, 73, 84 and 94 - tram 12, 23, 27 - MM1 (San Babila), MM3 (Missori)

Valvassori Peroni library

Via Valvassori Peroni 56

It is the newest and the largest library branch with its 2,500 square meters distributed over three levels. Conveniently located next to the scientific and technologic faculties in the Lambrate-Piola area, it provides over 200 seats.

Opened for study until 11 pm Monday to Friday, you can also enjoy your breaks in a lively and cool bar in the courtyard.

Public transportation: bus 54, 93 / tram 19, 33 / Metro line 2 (Lambrate), FS trains station Lambrate

Dergano-Bovisa Library

via Baldinucci 76

Located just a block away from the gates of the Politecnico Bovisa Campus, it provides over 80 seats, a huge and bright study room and a hidden backyard garden for group study.

The added value of this library is the Chinese Books collection, built in partnership with the Shanghai Municipal Library.

Public transportation: bus 82, 92 | tram 2 | Ferrovie Nord Milano e Passante Ferroviario trains (Bovisa-Politecnico station, 850 mt), Metro line 3 (Dergano Station a 950 mt), BikeMi stall nearby.

Chiesa Rossa Library

Via San Domenico Savio 3

Located just around the corner from the busy metro station of Abbiategrasso Chiesa Rossa, the library has its premises in a former typical Lombard farmhouse from the 17th century.

The library promotes a number of cultural events which during the summer take place in the surrounding park. If you wish to improve your Italian, don’t miss the Italian Conversation Club.

Public transportation: bus 54, 93 / tram 19, 33 / M2 (Lambrate), FS Lambrate

Find the nearest library

Discover the whole Milano Library System

We have selected only a few libraries from the System. You probably have a library branch just a couple blocks away from your place or your university.

Access the full list of locations and find the nearest one to youSee the full list of the branches here and find the one nearest to you.