"Open a book. The book will open your mind."

The library is located on the ground floor of the municipal school complex, in Via S. Franscini 8, Melide.

Inaugurated in 1995, it is an important cultural and social structure for the population of Melide and the surrounding municipalities. It is a pleasant meeting place for book lovers, where both adults and children and adolescents have access to a rich and varied range of volumes, which is constantly updated with the latest editorial news.

The librarian, Mrs. Cinzia Savio, is responsible for purchasing and evaluates the booksellers 'reports and also considers users' suggestions for making targeted purchases of good editorial quality.


The library has a professional computer program that has improved the cataloging service, facilitating research and loans to users.


The library works closely with the schools of Melide, Morcote and Bissone, with which it has created important synergies.

For children, starting from kindergarten, meetings are regularly organized during school hours, in which the librarian proposes engaging readings. These activities accompany children in discovering stories and reading.


In 2016 the old disused telephone booth, located next to the post office, was transformed into a small library. Here the book loan is autonomous: users freely choose the books and return them.

The cabin offer is multilingual with books in Italian, German, French, English and Spanish.


Opening hours

The Melide library is open on the following days and times:

Monday 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

We inform our customers that during the school holidays the library is open only on Tuesday evening.

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