Economics and Management Library (BEC)

Closing dates

The library will be closed on 8 December 2020 and from 24 December 2020 to 6 January 2021.
It will reopen on January 7, 2021.

The Economics and Management Library/BEC) is a specialist library in the areas of Economics and Business Management, Economics, Law, Statistics, Applied Mathematics and Tourist Service Management.
Its assets include around 250,000 volumes, 300 contemporary journals and 3000 older periodicals, in addition to the electronic economics resources, and are enhanced by special archives including the Gino Luzzatto Archive.


San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873, 30121 Venice (Italy) - map

Opening hours

from Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm

Library services

BEC provides its services only by reservation, in order to guarantee the safety of people. Users must have adequate protection and present their university badge for identification purposes. No replacement badges will be provided.


  1. University members (research users and students) must book via the Affluences website or the Affluences app using the institutional email ( or The reservation must be confirmed by clicking the link that will arrive via email and validated by scanning a QR code in the library.
  2. Freshmen waiting for CartaConto (University badge) can request a daily badge to enter the library and access the services via the Affluences website or the Affluences app. When you book the service, write in the comments box “waiting for CartaConto”. The badge will be available at the Reception and Information Service and must be returned to staff before leaving the library.

According to the DPCM of 3 November 2020, non-university members can't access the libraries, even if with a valid library card, until new communications.

Loan service

The service will be provided during the opening hours only by reservation.
Users must book via the Affluences website or the Affluences app by clicking on prenota (book) and then selecting the icon appuntamento (appointment). Bibliographic data must be entered in the reservation. You can verify title, author and location of the books and check their availability in cerCa’ bibliographic resources portal.
The books will be available at the loans desk.
There is no need to book the loan service if you have already booked for consultation: during your slot you can also request the loane at the loans desk.

Consultation and individual study service

The service is available for all university members (research users and students) subject to reservation. The service will be provided during the opening hours by booking via the Affluences website or the Affluences app by clicking on prenota (book) and then selecting the icon Posti a sedere (Seating).
A maximum of 72 people can enter the rooms simultaneously.
during your stay in the library you can borrow books.
It is possible to request the material placed in the warehouse and in the new wing (temporarily closed to users) by filling out this form and delivering it to the reception and information service on the ground floor or sending it to
The material is collected from Monday to Friday at 10 am, 12 pm and 3 pm.

Photocopying service

During your stay in the library, you can use copy machines.

Return books

Books can be returned in the spaces provided at the library entrance during the opening hours. Online booking is not required.
If you have received an automatic return message, but you cannot go to the library, you can request an extension of the loan by writing to
Returned books are subject to a 3-day quarantine.

Interlibrary loan and document supply

The interlibrary loan and document supply services are available and can be requested by online form.
University members will be notified of the arrival of documents and how to collect them.

Bloomberg Finance Lab

The Bloomberg Lab is open to a maximum of 6 people, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, on Tuesday and Friday from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm, by reservation only through the Affluences website or the Affluences app by clicking on prenota (book) and then selecting the icon Bloomberg Finance Lab.
The use of the laboratory is illustrated in the following document: Bloomberg Finance Lab – september 2020 [pdf].

Active online services

The following services are provided online:

All the library electronic resources - ebooks, articles, electronic journals, theses and much more - can be consulted from home following the instructions at Remote access to electronic resources.


Office Online services (for Ca' Foscari members) E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations OPAC - Access - Loans +39 041 234 8763
Consultation of books and periodicals in repository Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8763
Bibliographic searches and assistance in the use of databases Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 7657
Interlibrary loans Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8775
Document delivery Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8775
Purchase proposals Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8713 / 8715 / 7457
Periodical service +39 041 234 8774 / 9340
Director Maria Adriana Stama +39 041 234 8764


Last update: 30/11/2020