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Materials Library

Presso Biblioteca Bovisa Candiani - Via Candiani, 72 - 20158 Milano (Bovisa Campus - building B1)


Services for the public: ph. 02.2399.7176 / 02.2399.5704

To access the library you need your magnetic card (Policard)

You can search and find the materials in the special materials catalogue

Free access during the library opening hours. Assistance and support service open from 9.00 am to 4 pm.
20 seats are available.



   All material samples may be viewed onsite. Up to 10 samples may be borrowed for 5 days, deferable twice gaining access to the Personal Area of ​​the catalogue.
   The onsite loan may also be made through the self-check machine, which works with the user’s personal badge.
   An assistance and support service is available for searching materials, preferably with a warning phone call.

Materioteca is an educational archive of materials that includes more than 8.000 samples of materials, and over 5.000 samples of knits donated by Marina SpadaforaThe collection is constantly enriched and updated thanks to contacts and exchanges with national and international manufacturers.

The samples available are divided by classes of materials: polymers, woods, ceramics, glass metals, paper/cardboard, recycled materials, stones and building materials, fabrics, fibers and yarns, composite materials, innovative materials and smart materials.

The Spadafora Archive consists of tests and samples made by and for Marina Spadafora during a career of over forty years in the knitwear sector.

You can search and find the materials in the special materials catalogue.



Head of Bovisa libraries and Acquisition Unit: Piero Ruggeri, ph. 02.2399.7175, e-mail
Manager of Campus Life Division: Chiara Pesenti, ph. 02.2399.2428, e-mail

Graziella Sasso - ph. 02.2399.7176 - e-mail
Giancarlo Motta - ph. 02.2399.5704 - e-mail