Library and Archive

The Academy maintains a library founded at the end of the 1700s comprising an excellent collection of historic works in the sciences and the humanities. The library’s patrimony (more than 250,000 books and 5,000 periodicals) grew in large part thanks to donations of scholars and exchanges of periodicals.

The Academy’s historic archive is one of the most important in Piedmont, and contains documents produced by the Academy and its members during more than two centuries of activity: more than 70,000 letters, numerous codices, 2,000 manuscript documents regarding the history of science, about a hundred drawings of industrial patents, and another hundred maps.

The Statute of the Academy permits access to the library and archive to scholars who are not members, provided they have a letter of introduction written by a member.


  • The Library
  • The Archive
  • Digital library