The Library

At Villa Welsperg, the “House of the Park”, there is a library dedicated to Dino Buzzati who was an avid frequenter and patron of the mountains of Val Canali. It contains over 4,700 books, with a complete section dedicated to the writer.

There are also 30 specialised magazines focusing on the environment and gardening that can be browsed there.

There are various thematic sections that relate to the Fauna and Flora, Archaeology, Astronomy, Scientific papers, Ecology and Environmental Education; there are also texts relating to the Legal and regulatory framework of the Protected Areas but also a vast section dedicated to stories and legends and a section of children’s books with a naturalistic theme.

One can also browse a vast collection of publications concerning, in addition to the protected area, also the Alps and mountains in general, under the scientific, literary, anthropological and ethnographic aspects.

The library also contains the archives of the “Angelo Orsingher Donation”: photographs, books, manuscripts and cartographies that can be browsed and which have been collected in a life of historical research in San Martino di Castrozza. A significant collection of rare antique volumes, some in the original language and dated from 1862, including travel diaries of the British and German explorers and mountaineers in the Primiero Valley, the Dolomites and the Alps in general.

Most college and university librarians have come to accept the evidence which indicates that the old saw, “the library is the heart of the college,” is a myth. It is still serviceable as an argument for financial support, still a significant factor in the recruiting of able faculty members, still a powerful symbol of the vision we all entertain of what a college education ought to be like –but not a description of reality as it is experienced by a majority of college students. Among those academic librarians who are interested in bringing the myth a little closer to reality, there are some, and we am one of these, who think the key is in the teaching faculty. We have devoted our efforts to persuading the faculty- -or at least some of the faculty about some of the work in some of their courses – that learning through the library is not only possible for getting assignment help for many more students than the few who now experience it, but also that it is consistent with recognized objectives of liberal education and with widely accepted learning theory. Library-focused library training, at that point, would necessitate that all library school understudies have event to utilize library association to discover assets not appointed or suggested by their teachers. Note the expression “have event.” Clearly, there is no temperance in loading understudies with pointless looking. At whatever point learning destinations can be most viably accomplished through course readings, required readings on save, dispersed lists of sources or other such direction from the teacher, these strategies ought to be utilized. Because librarians deal with the whole universe of recorded knowledge, it is almost impossible to define the boundaries of the literature of the field. The attempt to do so is justified, however, because each definition raises different questions about the kind and degree of “mastery” we expect our students to attain.


Within the library there is also a space, charming and friendly, dedicated exclusively to the little ones. Here you can find books dedicated to stories, legends and tales, and of course publications tied to nature. There are about 550 books present in this space, specifically for children and teens. The colourful furniture of this space has been created by the workers of the Park.

Book lending service

The Library allows its books to be borrowed. It is open all year round from 9:00 am to12:30 pm and from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

In summer the library is also open on Sundays and public holidays. tel.+39 0439-64854; e-mail: Trentino Culture Portal Associazione Internazionale Dino Buzzati
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