Starting Thursday 4 June 2020, the British Institute Library will partially resume its services, allowing loans and returns of books and DVDs by appointment only. Access to the rooms and in-library consultation are still not permitted.


Borrowing and returning books

Please follow these steps:

1.  Browse the library catalogue online to find the books and DVDs that you want to borrow

2.  Send an email to listing the items you wish to borrow and ask for an appointment to collect them  (library staff will be available for appointments on Tuesdays and Tursdays from 12 to 14)

3.  Come to the door at Lungarno Guicciardini, 15  at the time the library staff confirm, and your items will be waiting for you on a table just inside the door.

4.  At the same time, return any items you have out by placing them in the box under the table



You can become a member of the library or renew your membership online, please click here for the details.
British Institute students have automatic membership for the duration of their course.