The institute has a conference room equipped for video projections and a library specialised in photography, which is open to the public. The catalogue can be accessed online within the national catalogue of libraries (SBN,
Cycles of conferences and specialised or general interest public meetings, held by Italian or foreign speakers offer the opportunity for historical and contemporary analysis, in particular in relation to the epochal  transformations that are currently affecting the spheres of the image and communications.
The institute promotes scientific publications dedicated to various funds, photographers, donations and acquisitions, and organises temporary exhibitions which in turn deal with the different sections of the collections.