Vatican Library to close for renovation

The Vatican Library, home to "more than one million printed volumes and 75,000 priceless manuscripts" is scheduled to close for three years in order to renovate several buildings to make them more suitable for the preservation of the collections.

During the time that the library will be closed, air conditioning and dust protection will be added, and the fire exits will be improved. Online resources, including copies of ancient manuscripts, will continue to be available during the closure.