The Luigi Einaudi public library

“Una trasparente vetrina culturale”

The Luigi Einaudi PUBLIC LIBRARY was founded in 1963 and it is a donation by Giulio Einaudi as a tribute to his father Luigi, died two years earlier. The project is by architect Bruno Zevi with criteria of functionality and simplicity. A single space divided in sectors with mobile shelves that can be moved transforming the room into a library with about 80 seats.

Created with the aim of introducing in Italy the kind of the modern public library, open to the public and with a space configuration and organization that is an example , not rhetorical , of social democracy.

It is a library with an open structure where all books are exposed and visible from inside and out by the use of large glass walls along the sides of the building.
The library initially had about 5,000 volumes, chosen by the most important experts in each sector; gradually the library acquired new volumes and now the collection includes about 20,000 books.

Promoted by noted intellectuals today the Library is not only a place for borrowing books but it is an extremely active cultural center, hosting, during the year, cultural events and writers.

In the garden of the Library you can admire the “Stele per Einaudi” , 1963, of the artist Nino Franchina, a 4 meters sculpture high, that represents man’s improving and raising through the culture and e “Busto di Luigi Einaudi”, by the sculptor Marino Mazzacurati.

Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: from 9:30 to 12.00 ; from 15:00 to 18:30
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: from 9:30 to 12.00 ; from 15:00 to 18:30
Friday: from 15:00 to 18:30
Saturday: from 15:00 to 18:30
Sunday: from 9:30 to 12.00

Piazza Einaudi, 9
12063 Dogliani – Cn
Telephone: 0173 70210
Fax: 0173 70210