A lot of security, but an impressive library to take a look at, and that is free to do. Especially the ceiling.
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Maybe a good idea with children... Their 0/3 years old area is so cool with cushions and all the books really accessible to the little ones. The children area too with many books in English and French and a nice platform to sit.
The glass floor shows the excavations under the building, although it is not very clear. You can however go down and walk underneath to obtain a better view. It is quite an historic building being the old stock exchange, and now a library. There is...More
Lovely building, old 'stock exchange' converted into a library and general meeeting centre. Cafe/bar very convenient. Underground are Roman remains and later building of Bologna.
They have excavated Roman ruins underneath this wonderful library. You can see the ruins under the floor and also go down and visit them (a donation is requested, but not required.) Don't miss the top floor exhibition either! A great place for families to take...More
A library that used to be the stock exchange. The interior is very interesting as are the archeological excavations underneath the building which show Roman remains. If you're in the main piazza it is definitely worth a quick look.
Worth stopping in. One of the loveliest and most interesting libraries I've even seen. They had a great exhibit of old movie posters in their main area when we were there. Very cool
During a month long stay in Italy (touring around), I unexpectedly needed a place to research and develop a presentation. My hotel room was hot and pokey and not really an option; happily, being in Bologna (the university City) I didn't have to look far....More
The excavations in the basement of this public library are free to visit and very worthwhile. There are plaques to explain what you are looking at which are in English.The building is vast with many different areas housing children's sections, meeting rooms and a cafe.