The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is a memorable library in Milan, Italy, additionally lodging the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Ambrosian workmanship exhibition. Named after Ambrose, the supporter holy person of Milan, it was established in 1609 via Cardinal Federico Borromeo, whose operators scoured Western Europe and even Greece and Syria for books and original copies. Some significant acquisitions of finish libraries were the compositions of the Benedictine religious community of Bobbio 1606 and the library of the Paduan Vincenzo Pinelli, whose in excess of 800 original copies filled 70 situations when they were sent to Milan and incorporated the celebrated Iliad, the Ilia Picta. Amid Cardinal Borromeo's stays in Rome, 1585– 95 and 1597– 1601, he imagined building up this library in Milan as one open to researchers and that would fill in as a rampart of Catholic grant in the administration of the Counter-Reformation against the treatises issuing from Protestant presses.
At the point when its first perusing room, the Sala Fredericiana, opened to general society on 8 December 1609 it was, after the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the second open library in Europe. One development was that its books were housed in cases ran along the dividers, as opposed to anchored to perusing tables, the last a medieval practice seen still today in the Laurentian Library of Florence. A printing press was connected to the library and a school for guideline in the traditional dialects.