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The library


The library

The library of the ICI of Montreal is comprised of some 6000 books of varying genre. Topics range from art, literature, music, philosophy and theatre through to science, politics, history, geography, religion and social science.

In addition to all the printed media made available, the Institute is also in possession of an extensive video collection, photographic material, slides, DVD, CD's and CDRoms.

The library database is continually being upgraded with our regular and ongoing stream of acquisitions including books, local and international periodicals and modern encyclopedias. The updating occurs through the acquisition of recent publications, consignments on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Heritage, and private donations.

Borrowing service
Members and students of the Institute may borrow books for a period not exceeding 30 days, though these may in turn be re-borrowed upon request

Opening hours
Afternoon: Monday to Thursday 14:00-17:00

Photocopying facilities are available at 10 cents per page.

The Italian Institute of Culture may not be held liable for any infringement and / or breach of Copyright Laws and Regulations perpetrated by the borrower of such materials.

Publications borrowed remain the property of the Italian Institute of Culture at all times.