Leonardo Campus Library - BCL

General Information

2 Via Ampère - 20131 Milan (Bonardi Campus - building 11) - Map
To access the library you need a magnetic card
Reading spaces: 260

Information on services and the use of resources: = apre un link interno nella finestra correnteAsk@your library
Services for the public: 02.2399.2685 / 2680
History section: 02.2399.2693
Fax: 02.2399.2695
Manager: Carmen Cirulli

For notices and closures: check section = apre un link interno nella finestra correntenews

Opening hours

Library - mezzanine floor and basement
Monday - Sunday 8.00 am to 11.45 pm (loan requests and returns from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm)

Historical section - basement
Monday - Friday 8.30 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed

Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Further information are available at BCL-Cartography

Services carrying additional charges are available:
Monday - Friday from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 am to 11.30 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 http://www.biblio.polimi.it/en/services/

Please note that

  • you can borrow the books located on open shelf with shelfmark BCA - except those with the label printed in red
  • the books with shelfmark BCA 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
  • there is a machine for automatically signing out books, working with the user's personal badge
  • books and journals stored in the Historical Section, are available only for onsite use. Requests must be made at the circulation desk in the basement
  • 4 photocopiers are available
  • you cannot photocopy books with shelfmark BC REF, bound periodicals, antique and valuable materials, damaged books and large format books

From workstations in the library you can access Politecnico websites, catalogues and subscribed eletronic resources (electronic journals, databases, e-books ...)

Description of the library's archives

The Central Architecture Library possesses Italian and foreign scientific works mainly dedicated to architecture, art, town planning, design, interior design, landscapes, restoration and museology. 

The texts adopted and recommended for graduate courses in the school of architecture are available here.

Books published after 1970 (Shelfmark BCA) are located on open shelves on the basis of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
A lot of journals are available, some of which on current subscription.
The most of journals published after 1979 are available on open shelves.

Historical Section includes general reference works, books published prior to 1970, antique, rare and valuable books, out of print books. This section includes collections of periodicals published prior to 1979 and also later issues for some journals titles frequently used.

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