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Iron Library in Follonica

Established in the so-called Square Oven it's the municipal library

Located within the Ex Ilva Park, the Iron Library houses in Follonica, in addition to a substantial collection of books, CDs, DVDs, also pieces and artifacts in iron and equipment suitable, at the time, for the casting and processing of this material, hence the name of the structure itself.

The municipal library was established in 1970 inside the so-called "Square Oven" or "Quadro", dating back to the late 16th century, which was one of the most important melting furnaces in the world.

It may also be considered a library of records, having reached 34,000 loans in 2023 alone, despite being located in a small town.

Inside, workshops are run throughout the year for kids and youths.

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