Mario Gromo Library - Mediatheque

A documentation centre about cinema and photography among the most prestigious in Europe. Services for the public include: the Reading Room, with several workstations, equipped with power outlets for the use of laptops and Wi-Fi; free access after signing up for free. Books, periodicals, as well as hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopaedias and bibliographies are available; the latest issues of many Italian and foreign film magazines can also be browsed. Workstations are available for searching bibliographic databases, online full text magazines and Italian silent films digitised periodicals. Another space is dedicated to reading magazines on microfilm, with the option of printing. The Video Library offers the public the opportunity to choose from hundreds of films which can be watched on site, by appointment: from Hollywood classics to some unforgettable Italian cinema masterpieces, from great European cinema authors to silent films shot in Turin. The 300 most valuable items of the rich record collection, in the Museum’s Sound Archive, have been restored and digitised and can be heard in full. The Meeting Room is equipped for conferences and video projections; it can host book launches, seminars, teaching workshops and initiatives in collaboration with other organisations and institutions.

 

 

The Library, Video Library and Sound Archive’s catalogues can be viewed online:

 

 

Services

Reading Room

Access to the consultation of books and periodicals is free after taking out a membership card. Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, bibliographies, workstations for the use of laptops with power sockets and free Wi-Fi connection are available. There is a newspaper library: you can freely read the latest issues of dozens of Italian and foreign film magazines. Some fundamental filmographic and bibliographic databases dedicated to cinema can be accessed from some specific workstations.
In order to view the Video Archive’s films, a reservation must be made, preferably by mail or by telephone. DVDs and VHS are excluded from personal loans.
The Sound Archive's 300 digitalized records may be listened  in full. 

Digital Library

The Italian silent cinema magazines and monographs can be consulted in a digital format (with a text search function).

Reproduction of documents

In the Reading Room, photocopy machines and scanners are available to the public. Photocopying and scanning are self-service (see prices).

Price List

Photographing documents with one’s own devices is authorised only in some specific cases (for example, for documents in poor conditions).
In order to publish a document or part of it, an authorisation request must be submitted to the Museum’s Director office, by filling in this form:

Request to publish

Document delivery

Libraries, professionals, students and off-site researchers may request bibliographical documentation on specific topics in accordance with the terms and conditions that will be communicated at the time of the request, which must to be sent to delsecco@museocinema.it.

Loan

Monographs and magazines are excluded from individual loans. For the loan of original materials for display purposes, in Italy and abroad, the procedures set by Archival Superintendence for Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta must be followed.

Exchanges with other libraries

The Library has set aside a portion of its volumes in double copy to the exchange with other interested libraries. Only publications relevant to the subject areas of the library will be considered for the exchange. A list of publications must be submitted to the library in order to choose materials which are not present in the library and are of actual interest. The exchange is carried out on the basis of a rough equivalence in terms of cultural and commercial value of the documents. 

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Contacts

Mario Gromo Library / Mediatheque
tel.  +39.011.8138.599
fax  +39 011.8138.595
mail: biblioteca@museocinema.it