Biblioteca Lazzerini, (Lazzerini Library)
The Lazzerini library, the biggest in Prato, is located five minutes from the campus, behind the Textile Museum, and is also a meeting place for many young people in Prato. Inside, there are reading rooms, an internet point, Wi-Fi, and many foreign magazines. There is a café and a courtyard in front of the library where events are held.
Bibloteca delle Oblate, (Oblate Library)
The Oblate library in Florence is set in a former convent just a few blocks from the city’s cathedral (Duomo), and a few-minute walk from the main railway station. It offers books available for borrowing in Italian and other languages, including English; periodicals; CDs and DVDs; reading rooms; Wi-Fi access; cultural events; and a highly popular terrace café on its top floor with fabulous views of the cathedral dome. The library is a great place to study or learn a bit of Italian from the local students you’ll often meet there.
Bibloteca Roncioniana, (Roncioniana Library)
The Roncioniana Library is the oldest library in Prato, and was built between 1751 and 1766. It is conveniently located in Piazza San Francesco, right next to the campus buildings and dormitories.
Students will find the Roncioniana provides the perfect environment for quiet study. The library is also worth a visit if only to admire the art and architecture of the interior. It houses a famous majolica sculpture by the fifteenth-century sculptor Andrea della Robbia, a beautiful reading room adorned with an eighteenth-century fresco by Luigi Catani, and two rare 16th-century Mercator globes.