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Biblioteca Salaborsa

Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 219 4400
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Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cds, data banks, along with cabled and and wi-fi internet connections. Access to the library is free. To take advantage of certain services it is necessary to register and show the membership card.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass floor” (29 reviews)
“roman ruins” (14 reviews)
“public library” (15 reviews)
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Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 219 4400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building, well used by students and locals. There is a cafe and it has toilets. We went to see the archaeological remains which are located under the floor of the building but visible through a glass ceiling/floor. This is free but...More

1  Thank Sheonamac
Reviewed 1 week ago

The current building is the municipal liberty, with everything you would expect of a liberty, plus a café. However, the history of the build is truly amazing. The current build built circa 1876 is the former stock exchange, with all the late Victorian grandeur, you...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a bit of time wandering around inside. Interesting, with some historic facts. Countless and varied amount of daily newspapers on the upper level, nice children play area in a room on main level.

Thank grammy137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice interior and public library, we enjoyed walking along the stands. The best thing about this place are the underground ruins of the city, well preserved.

Thank ralu_seby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first impression of this library was, why do I need to go through so much more security here than at Derby Central Library (my only other experience of a library until now). In Derby you can just walk in and start reading anything but...More

Thank mtowle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of security, but an impressive library to take a look at, and that is free to do. Especially the ceiling.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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.

Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It's a public library. Beautiful place and underneath the library they have excavated Roman ruins.. The floor has glass sheets so can go and see the ruins from the top.. Entry is free

Thank Siddhi D
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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.

Thank Alan F
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