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According to the Italian Law (l. 248/2000 art. 2), no more than 15% of the any item can be reproduced. The photocopy request form is authorised by the appointed personnel. Some items cannot be reproduced by photocopy, namely: 

- large format books, large format serials, illustrated books;

- books that need to be protected from wear and tear;

- encyclopaedias, dictionaries, repertoires.


Photographs of pre-1900 items can be made directly by the user or he can contact the photographer whom the library is in touch with. A motivated request must be produced specifying the use of the reproductions and subject to authorisation of the librarian.

According to the last Italian law (124/2017) documents and books of the Italian State Libraries can be freely reproduced by users with own devices (tablet, smartphone or digital camera). It is necessary to complete the request form.

Email: bmn-mnv.riproduzioni@beniculturali.it