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Technical-Scientific Library Consultation

The Pirelli Foundation is home to the Technical-Scientific Library, which comprises approximately 16,000 books on tyre technology and cables from the 19th Century to date, including multiple foreign technical magazines which Pirelli is alone in having across the whole of Italy. The Library catalogue is on-line and can be consulted on the National Library Service Catalogue. Books can only be consulted on site, and are not available for loan.

Services available:

  • Help in bibliographic research
  • Help in consulting the chosen material
  • Photocopies and scans of individual works of sections of works in compliance with the applicable regulations in force (Italian Law 633/1941)

Users can count on the following:

  • A consultation room with PCs
  • Access to consulting via Opac Sbn (link)


Admission to Pirelli Technical-Scientific Library consultation

For informations, write to and fill in form A1 and return it to the above address.

Request for:

  • copies of Pirelli Technical-Scientific Library material: copies of the Pirelli Technical-Scientific Library material can be requested, free of charge, for the applicant’s personal use, for non-profit purposes and not for direct or indirect commercial use. To make a request, fill in form A2 and return it to
  • reproduction of Pirelli Technical-Scientific Library material in publications: the reproduction of Pirelli Technical-Scientific Library material in publications is subject to prior assessment by the Pirelli Foundation and, should this be successful, depends on the undersigning of a written authorisation to this end. For this assessment, the information requested in form B is required.
  • loans of Pirelli Technical-Scientific Library material for shows and exhibitions: write to

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