CID/Arti Visive is a library containing over 60,000 items, including monographs, catalogs, magazines (330 publications, of which 65 are still active) and video materials on the exhibitions and events held at Centro Pecci since 1988, as well as recordings of the educational workshops of Bruno Munari.


The library specializes in the documentation on art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries and on events and exhibitions held in the most important national and international institutions (museums, foundations, public facilities, and private galleries).


Since its opening in 1989, the library’s collection has grown thanks to acquisitions and donations of private collections of critics, publishers, artists and art scholars such as Ferruccio Marchi, Giancarlo Politi, Ermanno Migliorini, Sergio Santi, Amnon Barzel, Egidio Mucci and others.



Since January 2019, the CID/Visual Arts Library is extending its opening hours and temporarily changing location to the exhibition halls while its rooms are being renovated. The new Reading Room, dedicated to reading, research and quiet study will be in the lobby of the museum, and provides an opportunity to deepen your understanding of art history and its most important players. With free wi-fi, it’s an area of intimate tranquillity open to everybody, where you can spend time reading a book or studying.


You can consult the CID/Visual Arts Library’s volumes and books Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 6pm *(booking is advised at cid@centropecci.it). Artists’ videos, exhibition press releases and audio-visual archives about the 30th anniversary of the Pecci Centre are exhibited in the same area as the museum timeline and are available to visit during the regular opening hours of the museum.



More information


viale della Repubblica, 237

T +39 0574 531842


Reading room – Opening hours *

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday: 10 am –  11pm

Closed on Monday

From October 14 till November 7 the service is suspended


Reference service – Opening hours *

Tue – Fri:

10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm

Closed on Monday


* From October 14 till November 7, the library will be available just for CID's volumes consultation. The service booking is advised at cid@centropecci.it.