The National Library of Italy is officially known as the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (Central National Library of Florence). It is located in the city of Florence, which is in the region of Tuscany in central Italy. The Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze is one of the largest libraries in Italy, with a collection of over 4.5 million books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other materials. The library is an important cultural and educational institution in Italy, and is a major research and learning resource for scholars, students, and the general public. The Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze is open to the public and offers a variety of services, including research assistance, reference assistance, and the loan of materials.