The Port Authority’s library is housed at Palazzo San Giorgio in the "Porticus duganae" room, part of the building constructed in 1444.

The library of Consorzio Autonomo del Porto di Genova (now the Port Authority) was established in 1903 by CAP’s first Chairman, general Stefano Canzio, who in a Port Committee memorial of 1905 called for the purchase of a series of volumes to assemble a library containing writings on the history of Banco di San Giorgio, the port, the city of Genoa, and above all the navigation laws and regulations in force at that time.

Thousands of books were acquired by Consorzio Autonomo del Porto, including prized sixteenth-century editions and volumes on the free port and Banco di San Giorgio.

Currently, more than 8,000 volumes are being computer catalogued.


Library hours

The institution is not a lending library. Reading room hours are: from monday to thursday 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM, friday 9:00 AM to 12:30 AM.


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