The palace


On Thursday 30 June, from 8am to 4pm the Library's toilets will be closed for an interruption in the supply of water due to maintenance of the water network. We apologize for the inconvenience.
On 15th August the palace will be open to visitors from 10 am to 2 pm.

Access to the Anatomical Theatre and to the Stabat Mater Hall (when not occupied for cultural initiatives)

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

The ticket office closes 15 minutes before the closing of the Theatre.
Sightseeing in the library is not allowed.
Entrance fee of 3 euros.

In order to ensure the protection of visitors and to avoid the risk of contagion as much as possible, the Archiginnasio Library has implemented the safety measures necessary to contain COVID-19.
- during the visit, while you are in the building you must always maintain social distancing, avoiding crowding
- the use of a mask is mandatory. A mask is also mandatory for children over 6 years of age. The use of a surgical mask is recommended, while the use of a mask with exhalation valve is discouraged
- visitors who have a fever higher than 37.5°C may not enter the Theatre. At the entrance the body temperature will be measured. Visitors who have a fever higher than 37.5°C may not enter.
Reservations are strongly recommended and are MANDATORY for Saturdays and holidays. It is also always mandatory for groups: reservations can be made up to a maximum of 30 people every 10 minutes.
Only one person can enter the ticket office at a time to show their reservation. Other visitors are requested to wait in a queue while maintaining a safe distance.
Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Library's ticket booth preferably with payment by debit and credit card. In this case the ticket will be issued for the first available time slot, taking into account the pre-defined slots and online purchases. You are not entitled to immediate entry into the Theatre.
Online ticketing is active on the website
Tickets purchased in advance have an additional cost of euro 0,50. There is no refund in case of cancellation.

- Tourist guides with the identification card
- Journalists with the identification card
- One person per group of at least 10 people
- Primary and secondary school classes
- Two chaperones for each school group
- Young people up to 18 years old
- People with disabilities and their helpers
- The ICOM (International Council of Museums) partners showing the membership cardv - The members of affiliated Institutions and Associationsv - The subscribers of the Musei Metropolitani Bologna Card

Access for people with motor disabilities
People with a motor impairment can access the library or visit the Palace from the entrance in Via de' Foscherari number 2 (please ring the doorbell on the right and wait for a response from the video-intercom or call the phone number 051/276816 o 051-276822). Only on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. please call the number 051-276821 (bookshop of the Anatomical theatre).

Back to Top