Biblioteca civica Italo Calvino is a City Library Turin. It belongs to the city library system and is dedicated to Italo Calvino.
The building is located in the area between Borgo Dora and Balôn. The area, already occupied by Molassi (the most important grain mills of the city of medieval origin), in the seventeenth century started the emergence of several tanneries, silk mills and factories. The initial process of urbanization and industrialization went and had a further increase after a century later, from the reign of Victor Amadeus III of Savoy.