In addition, the Rossini Foundation has acquired numerous handwritten musical sources, as well as librettos and other literary sources in the form of microfilms, necessary for the philological work of the Critical Edition. At the same time it has collected, through research in public and private libraries and archives, a significant amount of letters and documents concerning Rossini, all destined to be published in the epistolary Gioachino Rossini. Lettere e Documenti.
The Rossini Foundation has set up a reference room for the use of musicologists, scholars and students. It is dedicated to musicological literature, including the ever-increasing amount of publications on musical essays, on the history of music and literature, musicians, composers, characters, places and theatres that have been protagonists, along with a rich and updated specialised section on Gioachino Rossini and his works. Additional support is given by the presence of a newspaper section dedicated to the most important Italian and foreign scientific-musicological journals.
All the publications published by the Rossini Foundation are in the library. it is therefore possible to consult the entire updated collection of the Critical Edition, the issues of the «Bollettino del Centro Rossiniano di Studi» from 1955 to today, and the series Gioachino Rossini. Lettere e documenti, I Libretti di Rossini, Saggi e fonti, Iconografia Rossiniana and Tesi rossiniane, as well as nineteen volumes of the Quaderni rossiniani.