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The Digital Library Centre is at the Villa di Breme Forno (building U46), via Martinelli 23, Cinisello Balsamo (MI).

The Centre is open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Check the calendar for all the activities at Villa Forno.

For any requirements you can contact Valentina Toscani:

tel. 02 6448 7423 o 6268  




The Digital Library Centre provides several services:

  • digital library services
  • events and activities: cultural happy hours, educational workshops, exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances
  • freely accessible garden covered by wi-fi network.


The Digital Library Centre is free access for the local community, thanks to a two-year cooperation agreement between Milano-Bicocca University, the City of Cinisello Balsamo and the North Western Library Consortium (Consorzio Sistema Bibliotecario Nord Ovest). Library services from both systems, as well as their digital collections, are offered to patrons on the grounds of reciprocal exchange.

Find out the topics discussed at CuriosaMente – Cultural Happy Hours at Villa Forno and the events run by the Cultural Centre Il Pertini.

How to reach Villa di Breme Forno

By University shuttle.

By ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) transports:

  • Underground Line 5, stop Bignami + tramway 31, stop Gorky-Monfalcone
  • Underground Line 1, stop Sesto 1° Maggio + bus 729, stop Gorky- Monfalcone or bus 727, stop S. Martino Via Martinelli
  • Bus 728: from Via A. e P. Pirelli - Via P. Beccaro (near Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo), stop Via S. Antonio - P.zza Italia

Digital Library Centre services
Villa Forno

  The Digital Library Centre is a "paperless library" prototype: the services and contents provided by the University to its users are entirely digital.

The digital services are:

  • use of PCs and tablets
  • internet connection through the University wi-fi network
  • comfortable spaces for studying
  • skilled support for bibliographical researches
  • access to several University Library electronic resources: ebook, ejournals, databases
  • access to MediaLibraryOnline resources: e-book, newspapers, audio books, music, movies, language courses etc.
  • freely accessible garden

Thanks to PCs and tablets you can access a lot of electronic resources of the University Library:

The Digital Library: Resources and Services
BNews TV video on the opening of the Digital Library Centre
BNews video on Bicocca University and the Digital Library at Wired Next Fest
Video on #ioleggoperché at Villa Forno
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