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CONSULTATION

The books can be consulted at the headquarters in Via Piangipane 81, after requesting them from the staff, but they are not on the open shelf.

LOANS

The loan, with the exception of some non-admitted texts, is allowed to users with a registration card for the Polo Bibliotecario Ferrarese.

INTER-LIBRARY LOANS

The interlibrary and document loan service is allowed in compliance with copyright law.

Hours

Tue-Fri: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Where we are

The library is located in the building at the MEIS entrance in via Piangipane 79-81, Ferrara.⊃

Contacts

Contact person: Dr. Tania Bertozzi

Tel.: 0532 769137

Fax: 0532 711772

E-Mail: biblioteca@meisweb.it

The specialized MEIS library was established in March 2016 and holds approximately 6,000 volumes, mostly dedicated to Jewish topics; these are made available to its users.

The main topics feature: history of religions, history of the Jews in Italy, Jewish history and culture, Jewish art, Jewish literature, the Shoah, anti-Semitism, racial persecution, fascism, Jewish communities, Israel. Specialized magazines and journals are also available for reference.

There is also a section of recently published books for young readers, the topics ranging from short stories and comic strips to essays with insights on Judaism, history, and fiction.

The purpose of the library is to collect and preserve national and foreign publications on the history of the Jews in Italy, to document the main works published on the history of Jewish thought and culture in our country, disseminating and make them available; and the body of this library is constantly growing thanks to generous private book fund donations.

The MEIS book collection is an important part of the Museum’s great memorial and historical-identity project.

The Library, part of the Polo Bibliotecario Ferrarese (Ferrarese Library Center), also provides its users with assistance in using the cataloguing and bibliographical research tools as well as useful information for study, teaching and research.

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AN AFTERNOON IN LIBRARY

Every month Tania Bertozzi, the head of the MEIS Library managed by the Le Pagine cooperative, will reveal the new arrivals in short video clips, recommending the unmissable titles and telling the story of the funds donated to the Museum. To stay up to date, subscribe to the museum’s Youtube channel!

BOOKS OF THE MONTH

The five titles of this month are dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the MEIS “Jews, an Italian story”. The selection explores the themes of the Jewish itineraries, the catacombs and the Renaissance period.

Atlante di storia ebraica

Atlante di storia ebraica

Giuntina, 1995Martin Gilbert
Le catacombe ebraiche. Gli ebrei di Roma e le loro tradizioni funerarie

Le catacombe ebraiche. Gli ebrei di Roma e le loro tradizioni funerarie

Gangemi, 2011Elsa Laurenzi
Itinerario (Sefer massa’ot)

Itinerario (Sefer massa’ot)

Giuntina, 2018Binyamin da Tudela a cura di Giulio Busi
Umanesimo e cultura ebraica nel Rinascimento italiano

Umanesimo e cultura ebraica nel Rinascimento italiano

Pontecorboli, 2016a cura di Stefano U. Baldassarri e Fabrizio Lelli
Il codice Maimonide e i Norsa: una famiglia ebraica nella Mantova dei Gonzaga: banche libri quadri

Il codice Maimonide e i Norsa: una famiglia ebraica nella Mantova dei Gonzaga: banche libri quadri

Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, 2020
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BOOKS OF THE MONTH