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The Luigi Chiarini Library

The Chiarini Library is the largest film-specialised facility in Italy. Founded in 1935 as part of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, it currently has about 155,000 bibliography and archival units and has gradually transformed from a place of conservation to a research and documentation center.  It is in fact the largest specialized structure in the field of film in Italy.

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The Library is open to the public: from Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm (upon reservation via e-mail biblioteca@fondazionecsc.it).

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“Ask the Librarian” is an online reference and research orientation service that provides remote assistance in cases where information and assistance cannot be used directly at the Library.  The service does not replace the usual assistance in presence and refers to the consultation of the  online catalog.

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Document Delivery  is the reproduction service of full or partial documents belonging to the Library. Usually the documents are magazine articles or book chapters and are meant for strict personal use and only for study or research.  

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Bibliographic paths are addressed to
groups of students or groups of visitor.

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Books, magazines, documentary and manuscript material, degree tesi, musical scores, original screenplays, press review, graphic material.

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The catalog of the “Luigi Chiarini” Library it’s easily accessible, for several years now, via smartphone and tablet through the BiblioChiarini APP.

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The Luigi Chiarini Library of the CSC Foundation has set up a section dedicated to degree theses.

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The Luigi Chiarini Library offers the opportunity of internships for students enrolled in three-year, master’s, specialist and university master’s degree courses.

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The eBook is a book in digital format that can be accessed via computers and mobile devices, such as smartphone, tablets and devices specially designed for reading long digital texts, called eReaders (ebook readers).

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The Luigi Chiarini Digital Library is a project to convert documentary material into digital form, with the aim of helping to conserve delicate material. Rare cinematographic periodicals are divided up into years and issues and can be accessed on line. They are not, however, available in a printable form for the remote user.

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28.08.2023 – CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia to premiere two restored films at the the 80th Venice Film Festival: Mario Soldati’s “La provinc…
08.06.2023 – The Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia is taking part in Archivissima #6, the first festival dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of histori…
24.03.2023 – On Sunday, March 26th, Tinto Brass celebrates his 90th anniversary. Paying homage to the film director, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia is p…
10.02.2023 – The catalogue of the Library Luigi Chiarini – one of the most outstanding collections about cinema in the world, holding over 140,000 between books …
16.01.2023 – With the death of Gina Lollobrigida, who passed away in Rome today, Italy has lost another portion of its film history. In his eulogy on the death of …
18.10.2022 – Issue 603 of “Bianco e nero” has just been released and is dedicated to a couple of artists who represent the best of CSC (as graduates an…
03.05.2022 –    XX SECOLO. L’INVENZIONE PIÙ BELLA (20th Century. The Most Beautiful Invention), the program promoted by the CSC – Cine…
15.05.2020 – Art Bonus, it is a measure of the Ministero dei Beni Culturali that represents an important novelty in the field of liberal donations applied to cult…
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