Biblioteca Italiana Seattle

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The Biblioteca Italiana is currently closed due to extensive water damage in August 2022.

Repairs to the room have completed however work continues for replacing shelving, books and arrangement of displays. 

We thank you for your patience as we work to restore this wonderful resource.

We are hosting an Il Punto! Dinner Event to raise funds for Biblioteca repairs and replacement of lost books.  Please visit our website homepage for how to join us for our Fundraising Dinner on March 25!

The Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS) is a library of over 3,000 books in Italian available for free to the general public. The collection is diverse and spans every genre, including history, classics, literature, art, and biography. A sizeable collection of film, music, and translations of Italian classics in English is also available. BIS is operated by the Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto.

Hours and Location - currently closed while undergoing repairs

The Biblioteca is located at Casa Italiana13028 First Ave. S. Burien, WA 98168

Fundraiser Donations

We welcome monetary donations at any time to enable further expansion of this wonderful resource:

Donation form (English)
Modulo donazione (Italiano)

Book Donations

We are currently unable to receive donations of books while we work through the August 2022 flood repairs and restorations.

    Contact us and volunteer - internships available!

    For any questions regarding donations please email us at

    Love books and Italian culture or just want to lend a hand? Become a BIS volunteer! We rely on volunteers to keep the BIS running, so your donation of time would be very much appreciated. Only basic computer skills are necessary, besides a passion for Italian culture and availability once or twice every 6 months.

    High school and college students or instructors looking for internship or community service opportunities are strongly encouraged to contact us! 

    Il Punto! P.O. Box 30674, Seattle, WA 98113

    Il Punto is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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