BIS - Biblioteca Italiana Seattle
Il Punto is pleased to offer Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS), a library of books, movies and music in the Italian language. The BIS catalog includes almost 2,500 books available for free to the general public. It spans fiction, history, biography, art, cooking, travel, Italian language learning, and a sizable collection of children’s books. We also carry Italian DVDs and CDs. The BIS is free to anyone, members or on-members, but you must register as a BIS patron in-person to borrow books THIS REQUIREMENT IS SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. Il Punto members are automatically also BIS patrons. Check out our catalog!
Hours of operation and location
COVID-19 UPDATE: YES, WE ARE OPEN! Due to the current social distancing restrictions, the BIS operates only for book pick-up and drop-off by appointment. No visitors are allowed inside Il Punto, but you can still borrow books by following this procedure:
The BIS is co-located with Il Punto, 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Suite E, Seattle, WA 98133.
We accept donations of new and used books in good condition at the discretion of the BIS staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for your book donation. We are especially interested in:
We do not accept:
Contact us and volunteer - Internships available!
For any questions or to volunteer, please use the contact form or email us at email@example.com. We rely on volunteers to keep the BIS running, so your donation of time is 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!