Monday to Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm
On Saturdays from 2 pm the access to the library is from the side gate of the garden.
You have to book the access and the services with EasyPlanning, see 'Accessing the library'.
From 23 January 2024 some spaces and collections of the library will be partially inaccessible for maintenance work.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Accessing the library
Access to the library and book services is open to Ca' Foscari University of Venice members and external users (non-university members) with valid credentials.
You need to book via EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app and select:
- the library you want to go to as a service
- the floor on which you wish to book as a location.
Freshmen, new employees and those waiting for a badge can book a replacement badge by ticking the Richiedo badge sostitutivo (Request Replacement Badge) box in the “Informazioni aggiuntive” (“Additional Information”) section of the booking form.
No replacement badge is required for locations without entrance gates.
Ca' Foscari University of Venice members
The following are Ca' Foscari University of Venice members:
- lecturers and professors
- technical and administrative staff
- scholarship holders
- PhD students
- postgraduate students
- contract workers
- research fellows
- honorary fellows
- university graduates for one year after graduation
- students from foreign universities under exchange agreements with Ca' Foscari University of Venice
- visiting professors
To access the library, you must:
Members of the Alumni Association [ITA] may:
- access the University libraries by booking via EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app and using the ucf.xxx credentials issued at the time of registration
- access the lending and consultation services
- consult electronic resources from the library stations.
Alumni who are still without a badge can book a replacement badge by ticking Richiedo badge sostitutivo (Request Replacement Badge) box in the “Informazioni aggiuntive” (“Additional Information”) section of the booking form.
The following can access the University libraries and the consultation and lending services:
- individuals of age
- individuals already enrolled in Ca' Foscari University Library System (SBA)
- individuals holding a valid card
- individuals who have booked access via EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app with the credentials received by SMS after sending the registration form.
To apply for SBA membership or renew an expired membership card:
- fill in the form Registration form for the University Libraries" (annual card)
- send it to the e-mail address below enclosing a copy of an ID card
- book after receiving confirmation of registration, which is sent within two working days.
The request should only be sent to one library: the SBA membership will automatically be valid for all the others.
IUAV members with:
- IUAV card with the user's name: they are enabled to use library services on first booking
- anonymous IUAV card: they have to request the printing of a special card at the time of registration.
Please write to email@example.com to:
- send the registration form
- request more information
- report problems with the booking.
Booking rooms and services
The maximum number of people allowed to be in the rooms at the same time is 218.
To book a seat in the reading rooms and library services via EasyPlanning or with MyUniVE app, follow these instructions:
- students and authorised non-university members: select “BEC - Accesso alle sale e ai servizi” (“BEC – Access to rooms and services”) as service and the floor on which you wish to book a seat as location (you are not allowed to sit on a floor other than the one you have reserved)
- lecturers, researchers, research fellows: select “BEC - Accesso alle sale e ai servizi” (“BEC – Access to rooms and services“) as service and the floor on which you wish to book any seat as location, or select “BEC - Posto individuale per docenti/ricercatori” (BEC – Individual seat for lecturers/researchers”) as service and the Carrel you wish to book as location (6 individual study places are available)
- Master's degree and PhD students: select “BEC - Accesso alle sale e ai servizi” (“BEC – Access to rooms and services”) as service and the floor on which you wish to book a seat as location, or select "BEC - Posto individuale per laureandi/dottorandi" (“BEC – Individual seat for undergraduates/PhD students”) as service and the Carrel you wish to book as location (6 individual study places are available).
If you don't need to occupy a seat (accessing the photocopy room, borrowing a book, browsing on the floors) book only the access by selecting BEC - Accesso senza posto a sedere (BEC – access without a seat) as service.
You must validate the QR code of the reservation each time you access the library.
Subject areas and gallery
BEC specialises in the following subject areas: Economics, Management, Law, Statistics, Applied Mathematics.
The venue is easily accessible from Piazzale Roma and the railway station. All routes are barrier-free and equipped with ramps.
The three floors of the venue are accessible thanks to stairways, all equipped with handrails, strategically positioned inside the building.
A large lift allows access to all three floors of the library.
Equipped toilets are provided on each floor of the building.
Computers and Wi-Fi
The reading rooms are equipped with table or wall sockets for your computer. There are terminals on the tables in the reading room on the ground floor.
In the library you can access the University Wi-Fi network.