The National Library of Naples

National Library of Naples

The National Library of Naples

The "Vittorio Emanuele III" National Library (formerly the Royal Bourbon Library) preserves a wealth of more 1.800.000 books between volumes, manuscripts and pamphlets that place it at the third position, after Rome and Florence, among the richest and most full of Italian libraries.

The library was moved to the royal residence around the mid-20s of the last century and today it depends on Directorate General for Library Heritage and Cultural Institutes of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Library services

Among the offered services from the Library there are:

  • Bibliographic information
  • Digital resources
  • Catalogues
  • loans
  • Reproductions
  • Restoration laboratory
  • Digital photographic laboratory
  • Digital library

Information on the National Library of Naples

Opening time:

  • Monday - Friday from 08: 30 to 19: 00
  • Saturday from 08: 30 to 13: 30
  • Closed on Sunday

Price: free entry
There are admission requirements: have completed 16 years (for exceptions, the Rules) | show an identity document on request deposit at the entrance publications, even on paperless support, owned by the user collect the numbered entry card


How to get:

  • Address: Plebiscito Square, 1 - 80132 Naples
    Metro line L1: Municipio station | Bus R1 and R3: Via San Carlo stop | Bus C4: Piazza Trieste and Trento stop
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