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Biblioteca Sormani, Milan

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  • I went to these days the Central Library at Palazzo Sormani in Corso di Porta Vittoria. The building is charming in the Rococo style. The library is well stocked both books periodicals, including newspapers, which have poured on microfilm, and you can see. I could see newspapers of 20-30 years ago. The staff seemed friendly and helpful
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  • On Monday 1 September at around 9.30 I phoned the toll-free number of the library (800.880066) and asked the opening times of the week. A male person (polite) told me that throughout the week the times will be the usual, IE 9-18.30. I asked if in particular was expected to open for Saturday 6, and was told to you. Today Saturday 6 August I went at 9 and found the Library closed, as announced by a sign that shows all times of August. But that's not the only inefficiency. The Palace is located in the library is well stocked. I attend regular section, often very well stocked, and beautiful with its frescoed ceiling. So my additional comments only apply to this section. Two reviews on Sormani (1/12/12 and 12/9/13) write that silence reigns: is it true, but certainly not in this room. The room is kept in check by operators (which mostly are operators), ranging from one day to the next. Are generally extremely friendly but not the slightest bother to reign silence. First of all, amazing thing in a library, phone, which sometimes rings, in a room that could be of 10 x 8 meters. So happen to hear who are given directions, timetables of the library, but more often the operator talks about pleasant things with someone he knew, and not always the call is short, and not always the operator cares to keep your voice down. And it happens at times that is the same operator that calls someone else on the phone (sometimes with the phone), and on some occasions I have witnessed a series of 5 or 6 calls for 30 or 40-minute process, with pleasant topics that have nothing to do with service requirements. It may not be possible to delete the damn phone? And then it often happens that there are two people control the Hall, which obviously speak to each other, because they have a lot to tell, with widely varying tones depending on the day, or perhaps of lunar cycles. And when someone comes along asking for information, as it is logical, and the interview you can extend for 5 -10 minutes the decibel level here is very variable, and never saw the operator or the operator invite the other party to lower the tone of voice, at least when it is obvious the trouble for all involved. Nor ever saw the operator or the operator inviting someone to be quiet, in the rare cases when some of the visitors speak among themselves. Finally there is the noise related to furniture. If one moves the Chair you sat, often makes noise acute and are arrows in it would take little to put feltrinì Gables: under the legs of chairs, but there aren't. And then there are the sliding shelves, which for obvious operational requirements are often opened and closed by operators: does anyone have the hand a bit heavy, IE closes them without due delicacy, whereby Slam, and are other arrows on timpani. What a difference compared to the silence of the Biblioteca Braidense!!! or than the silence of the Queriniana library of Brescia! There seems to be on another planet. It is my hope that the Library Director reads these comments and to bring back the silence that would be necessary in this environment. But I'm afraid I don't even say thank you.
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  • The historic building of the Palace of the XVI century building was reconstructed on several occasions and reconstructed. That's already sixty years is the central public library of the city. There are interesting exhibitions.
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  • One of the oldest in Milan, you can find books about literature, philosophy and history here
  • The best coop around, guess because of affluent clientele
  • L-S 9-19.30.
  • The library offers more than 100 seats where you can study, an internet connection and computer outlets. Peaceful and pleasant, open from Monday to Saturday. Consultation and loan volumes are very efficient, large catalog (including multimedia) available
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  • Having seen other public libraries, which is the Central of Milan, is left a little at a time lapse, the interiors are not renewed and is a slightly sad environment in which to stay, despite the silence and calm. It would be nice to have too many books and much much more light.
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