Fabrica’s library is hosted in a sort of spiral that descends gradually into the ground and is illuminated from above. It holds almost 8,000 volumes on photography, industrial design, art, graphic design and subjects related to visual communication as well as a collection of correlated reference books, a vast collection of international periodicals and over 400 audio CDs covering world music and 300 DVDs by the major international film directors.

Recently we have added a collection of 1500 volumes about color by architect Manlio Brusatin. From architecture to graphics, from art to photography, the collection is about  the history of color theory and its various applications.

Consult the catalogue



1,400 on Photography

1,400 on Graphic design

1,025 on Art (including the complete collection of the Imago Mundi catalogues, Luciano Benetton’s contemporary art collection)

710 on Design and Architecture

350 Reference volumes

More books on cinema, narrative, media, sociology, fashion, textiles, ecology and religion


52 international titles on graphic design, photography, design, art, interaction and digital

Titles include: Aperture, British Journal of Photography, Brutus Casa, Creative Review, Eye, ID-Pure, Inventario Internazionale, Monocle, Wallpaper and Tate

The complete collection of Colors magazine (issues 1-90), founded in 1991 by Tibor Kalman and Oliviero Toscani

CDs and DVDs

400 ethnic music and sound effects CDs

308 DVDs by directors including Woody Allen, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Vittorio De Sica, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Rainer Fassbinder, Howard Hawks, Godfrey Reggio, Abbas Kiarostami, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Luchino Visconti and Orson Welles

Our purchasing policy, as far as the above-mentioned main subjects are concerned, aims to meet the needs of our users and pursue a coherent and harmonic development of the collection


The library is open to the public from Monday to Thursday, 9am – 2pm
All Fabrica and Benetton Group employees are allowed to borrow from the library

External guests are welcome, but must book their visit, either in writing or by phone, through the following contacts:
tel: +39 0422 516222

Bibliographic references are provided
Photocopying the consulted materials is allowed