The Library collects materials across all subject areas in Italian, including history, linguistics, philosophy, and critical theory. It maintains a strong collection in all divisions of Italian literature, from the medieval and renaissance period to the present. We collect few introductory language textbooks, but do acquire Italian language dictionaries and other language reference material.
Most Italian Studies reference materials are kept in Doe Library's North Reading Room. The major part of the collection is housed in the Gardner (Main) Stacks and the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) with additional materials in subject specialty libraries such as Art History/Classics, Environmental Design Library, and the Hargrove Music Library. Manuscripts, archives, and rare materials are housed in The Bancroft Library.