The province of Rome has announced that it will reopen its library in Palazzo Valentini this autumn after a two-year closure for renovations. The library, founded in 1912 and housed in the 15th-century building that is the seat of the Rome provincial government just off Piazza Venezia, is a treasure trove of 16th and 17th-century guide books, literary works, archaeological studies, manuscripts and centuries-old first editions. It contains a particularly unique collection of volumes on Grottaferrata, the Tuscolana area and the Alban Hills. The librarys resources will also be accessible through a new open multimedia system.