The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, with the aim of developing its book heritage, decided to take advantage of an important knowledge instrument. Indeed, on autumn 2014 the books inclusion into the National Library Service began, and its Library catalogue, with more than 9.000 books, will be consulted online; there are, among others, 41 manuscripts, 64 cinqucentinas, 55 volumes of the so called “carolino” (that means entitled to St. Carlo and Borromeos), 246 liturgical texts and more than 200 graduation thesis.
JUST A CLICK WAY TO CATALOGUE. Through the OPAC SBN On-line Public Access Catalogue, users can directly access the Library Catalogue from their own computers. SBN is the Italian libraries network established during the 80s thanks to the cooperation between the Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, Districts and Universities, with the coordination of the Central Institute for the unique Italian libraries catalogue and bibliographic information (ICCU). At the moment, the SBN network is constantly growing and includes more than 4.570 libraries: Central National, local entities, universities, schools, academies and public or private institutions.
NETWORK FOR RESEARCHERS AND BIBLIOPHILES. Libraries themselves are joined in local Centers, 74 at the moment. The Veneranda Fabbrica Library is part of the Polo regionale Lombardo and is also included in the national index.