Art library

The library currently holds over 45,000 volumes and 350 periodicals, including seventy foreign titles, in its collections. These are constantly updated and cover a broad range of art subjects: archeology, the history of art (antique, modern and contemporary), painting, miniatures, sculpture, graphic design, architecture (artists' monographs, museum catalogues and exhibitions), design, photography, coins, medals, popular traditional crafts, traditional costumes, and decorative arts.

The Friulian section focuses particularly on the places and historical events that have taken place in the provincial capital.

Among the collections worthy of special mention there is the Fondo Augusto Luxardo, which focuses specifically on the theme of the First World War.

A reference library for scholars, researchers, curators and students, in 2015 the Biblioteca D’Arte became part of the Sistema Bibliotecario dell’Hinterland Udinese, the catalogue of which can be accessed online here.

The Interior of the art library


Biblioteca d’arte dei Civici Musei

Castello di Udine, 3° piano

Tel. 0432 1272979

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The Biblioteca D’Arte offers the following services:

• Consultation service - reading and study of materials on the premises

• Bibliographic and reference consultancy service, including access to databases

• Document photocopying service

• Educational activities arranged through the Museums’Educational Service


Monday and Thursday 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 to 13:00


A photocopy service is provided for a fee in accordance with copyright regulations.