Vatican Apostolic Library Closes for 3 Year Renovation but Vatican Film Library Remains Open

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 17, 2007

Press release: “…on July 14…the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Apostolic Library) in Rome [closed] for at least three years of extensive renovation. For the Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University, however, the world might just open up a little wider. The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, located in Pius XII Memorial library, holds microfilm copies of approximately 37,000 of the Vatican Library’s 70,000 manuscript codices. Holding major portions of the Vatican’s Greek, Latin and Western European vernacular collections as well as materials in Arabic, Ethiopic and Hebrew, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive libraries in the world for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies.”

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