BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE “LORENZO QUARTIERI” (LORENZO QUARTIERI MUNICIPAL LIBRARY)
Piazza Marconi, 1
phone: +39 0584 280265
Forte dei Marmi’s municipal library, founded in 1919, still occupies its original premises on Piazza Marconi. And following reorganization to plans by architect Michelangelo Chiti, completed in 2018, it is a new feather in Forte’s cap. Inspired by the avant-garde models of the northern European countries and the U.S., the new library boasts tablet- and computer-based advanced technological systems and can offer innovative and immersive experiences for users. What’s more, it houses upwards of 17,500 items which are expressions of contemporary culture, subdivided into various categories: modern collections, monographs, periodicals, audio documents, audiovisuals, foreign-language periodicals and periodicals for blind and partially-sighted users.
Of the two reading rooms, one is designed specifically for children 0 to 13 years of age, with made-to-measure furnishings and rich arrays of reading materials for each of the ages in this range.
A hanging sculpture by Emanuele Giannelli adorns the vertical garden inside the library known as the Corte, a meeting space with a snack bar and comfortable informal seating which can also host small-scale events, book presentations, and readings.
Forte’s library is virtual as well as quite real: to visit the spaces remotely, to access general information, and to consult the library archives via computer, smartphone or VR visor, click
All the library’s holdings can be searched from
or via smartphone: download bibliolucc@ from your online app store.
All the books are available on loan or for consultation at the library.
Winter opening hours:
Mornings: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 – 13:00
Afternoons: every afternoon including Sundays, 15:00 – 19:00; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15:00 – 22:00
Summer opening hours (1 July to 31 August):
Every day, 9:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 23:00