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If you love stories, it’s quite certain that everything has started some time ago because of a book. Whether you are old or young, that you’ve already learnt to read or not, this is the right place to find all the stories you want.


At Scuola Holden you can find books in Fronte del Borgo and Teachers’ Room.


We’ve got an online catalogue: but if you need some advice or you look for a quiet place to read and study, come at Fronte del Borgo: there are armchairs, coffee, free wifi and interesting bookshelves in which you can poke around.


In order to borrow our books and films you’ll get a card of the Biblioteche Civiche Torinesi (Turin public libraries). The card is free, easy to get, it allows you to borrow books in every city library and to keep an eye on your bookings on the BCT website. We’ll also give you a password to enter in the MediaLibraryOnLine: a huge digital library, from which you can download e-book, mp3, photos and videos.


Are you always on a hurry? Send us an email or call us and we’ll get it. You can borrow and give books back at the Reception (better to be sure they’ve first arrived).


And because we don’t like the idea of stories remaining locked in one room, we make them walk from place to place, hunting for readers.

We organize activities in the primary and secondary schools of our area and we take part to the project Nati Per Leggere (Born to Read). Moreover we organize La Magia delle Storie, fairy tales readings and active readings, where children draw and play together.


Where about? Here at the Holden or in other city libraries. Sometimes we arrive even further: together with Ibby Italia association we help the island of Lampedusa to create a library for kids (we hope it will be soon open).


Reading is a vice that needs attentions and we want to keep on doing it with care.



  • It’s a tradition that whoever passes by, if he feels like, leaves a copy of his favourite book with a dedication which describes why it’s important to him.
  • The Holden Reception opening time to give books back is: from Monday to Friday, 9 am -6 pm.
  • You can always find us here: – 011 6632812


Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 3 pm to 7 pm

Summer Opening Times:

from July 2nd to August 8th – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 2 pm to 6 pm

We will be closed on June 22nd and July 6th; and from August 9th to September 2nd