- the books stored in the Historical Library are available only for on site reading.
- the Consultation service is available only by reservation, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- the books of the Historical Library cannot be photocopied due to conservation reasons.
The Historical Library was founded in 2018 with the aim of collecting, conserving and enhancing the most ancient and precious library heritage of the Politecnico, particularly the books published from about 1500 to 1899.
These books constitute the foundations of the Milanese and Lombard polytechnic culture, with a rich section of illustrated manuals for the civil and industrial construction sector.
About 5.000 books of the historical collections of Architecture and Engineering are stored on the shelves of the library reading room, divided into disciplinary sectors.
Some 18.000 books are located in a storehouse inside the campus: these are the collections of the University Historical Funds (Brioschi, Fantoli, Frisi, Masotti, Piola e Ranza), the books illustrated in large format (atlases), other collections divided by disciplinary sectors