Bovisa Candiani Library - BBC

General information

72 Via Candiani - 20158 Milan (Bovisa Campus - building B1) - Map
To access the Library you must have a magnetic library card.
Reading spaces: 176 + 24 in Material Library
To know in real time the percentage of free places in the library you can download the free app Affluences.

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Services for the public: 02.2399.5684 - information and loan renewals
Fax:  02.2399.7179
Manager: Piero Ruggeri

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Opening Hours


Monday - Friday 8.30 am to 8.50 pm    

Consultation room

Monday - Friday 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Material library
Monday - Friday 8.30 am to 8.50 pm    

Specialist Reference service
Monday - Friday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Rooms for study and research groups and rooms for individual study
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm


For more information about users and library services (loans, renewals, intra-university loans, inter-library loans, document delivery, photocopies) visit the general section of the website

Please note that

  • you can borrow the books available on open shelf except those with the label printed in red
  • there is a machine for automatically signing out books, working with the user's personal badge
  • the books required via the online catalogue will be kept aside the following day, or the first available day when the library is closed, at the times established for the loan service
  • degree theses and the books catalogued in the storage room are only available for reference, by reservation through the online catalogue.
  • from workstations in the library you can access Politecnico websites, catalogues and subscribed eletronic resources (electronic journals, databases, e-books ...)
  • there are 2 self-service photocopy and scanner machines, one of which in colour, which can be used with a prepaid card.
  • one mobile workstation (wallet) reserved for professors and BSc and MSc thesis students is available.  You can find more details on using them here
  • on the e-book corner you can read on tablets some of most used e-books. You can request the tablets at the circulation desk

Material Library

For information you can write to materioteca(at) or phone to 02.2399.7814/7176

Montedison Historical Library

These documents may be read in the Consultation Room.
For further information visit the website page of Montedison Historical Library

Description of the library's archives

The library, opened to the public in September 1997, possesses the texts indicated in the bibliographies of the official teaching programs. You can also find works dedicated to issues relating to the architecture project and design, which document the progress of Italian and foreign design culture. 
There are approximately 100 journals on subscription.
Around 50,000 theses relating to both the Schools of Architecture and Engineering are stored in the library's Archives.

You can find all books and journals available in the library searching the online catalogue or using the discovery tool SEARCH.