The Library of the Artistic Collections of the Sforza Castle is reopened to the public by appointment only, in accordance with the Government decrees concerning urgent measures against  the coronavirus (COVID-19). Until 13 September 2020 appointment request must be sent to the following email address:  specifying in  the subject: "Richiesta consultazione Biblioteca Raccolte Artistiche" and must contain the following information: title and  the reference number of books requested for consultation.
The appointment will be confirmed by return email.

The Library, specialising in fine arts, includes a modern section of specialised publications (monographs, periodicals and auction catalogues) often rare and difficult to come by.

The sections are: Ancient Art Collections (sculpture, terracotta, painting);
 Applied Art Collections (hangings, religious décor, antique weapons, firearms, ivory, bronzes, leather, design, wrought iron, graffiti, majolica, furniture, jewellery, clocks and watches, porcelain, wooden sculptures, textiles and glass);
 Museum of Musical Instruments; 
Numismatic and Medal Room.

Through the Lombard Regional Pole, the Library is part of the National Library System. The catalogues can be consulted online via the OPAC SBN, and the public may consult the material on site by appointment. 

Home and Interlibrary loans are not available.


Responsabile Elena Ottina
Tel. +39-02.88463654; fax +39-02.88463650