Amici Dell Biblioteca


The American Academy in Rome invites you to join its "Friends of the Library" (FOL), whose annual contributions support the Library's collections. Friends of the Library on both sides of the Atlantic receive invitations to special events in their honor: lectures, conferences, and other events featuring books, authors, and readers.

The "Friends of the Library" organization was founded in 1961 by three remarkable women: Professor Lily Ross Taylor FAAR'18, archaeologist; Josephine D. Kimball, wife of Academy Director Richard Kimball; and Mary T. Williams, Executive Secretary in New York. Over the years, their dedicated successors -- including Phyllis Gordan, Charles L. Babcock FAAR'55, and Patricia Labalme -- have kept the Library strong.

Becoming a Friend of the Library is easy!  Please join online or you may also send your contribution to the Library at:

American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina, 5
00153 Roma

Please Note: U.S. citizens may mail Friends of the Library contribution to our American address:

7 East 60 Street
New York, New York 10022-1001

Also, the Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization, so these contributions are tax-deductible.