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Via Yuri Gagarin 13, Meda

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History and Architecture

“Medateca” is the name of the building that houses the public library of the city of Meda. Designed by the architect Marco Muscogiuri (Alterstudio-Partners, Milan) and opened in the spring of 2012, it was selected by the Milan Triennale at the beginning of 2015 to represent and promote the Architecture of the Modern Era under the aegis of the project “Touristic and Cultural Points of Excellence in Lombardy”: a project in which 31 other buildings are involved, including the Torre Isozaki and the Vertical Garden in Milan. Meda’s civic library belongs to the BrianzaBiblioteche system: a network of 37 libraries in 29 municipalities of the province of Monza and Brianza that have pooled their resources to offer readers the advantages of a single catalogue that can be consulted at any moment from home or from any terminal connected to the internet. In the library can be found not only books but also magazines, newspapers, music CDs and a wide range of films on DVD.

Hours of opening to the public

Conceived as a sort of “vertical square”, the Medateca was created as a place to be used by everyone. In particular, the first floor has been designed with young and very young children and their parents in mind: here there are picture books for children from the ages of 0 to 3, mini-computer mice that fit their hands and studies and manuals for parents, along with everything else that mums or dads out with their kids might need, such as a baby-changing unit and a nook for breastfeeding. The Medateca is open every day from Tuesday to Saturday: look up the opening times. Entrance is free of charge, but to use the services it is necessary to join the library.