Arts and Humanities Library (BAUM)

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 Arts and Humanities Library (BAUM) is a specialist library in the areas of archaeology, the arts (art and performing arts), philosophy, Italian literature and romance philology, pedagogy, sociology, history, classical and near eastern studies.
Its assets, mainly located on open shelves, consist of more than 380,000 volumes and 1,200 contemporary journals, and is enhanced by important book collections, including 1,442 rare and valuable books, with 43 books dating back to the sixteenth century.

Address

Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice (Italy) - map

Opening hours

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

Library services

BAUM 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.

Affluences

  1. University members (research users and students) must book via the Affluences website or the Affluences app using the institutional email (@stud.unive.it or @unive.it). The reservation must be confirmed by clicking the link that will arrive via email.
  2. Freshmen waiting for CartaConto (University badge) can request a temporary 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 request must be made - from Monday to Friday - within the day before the access. The library will not provide badges required at the last moment.

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 from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm 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 loan.
Volumes kept in repositories, which are currently closed, are excluded from the loan service.

Seat reservation service for consultation and study

The open-shelf consultation service is available for all university members subject to reservation. The service will be provided from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm , according to the following instructions:

  1. all university members (research users and students) can access the service in a 2-hour slots up to a maximum of 4 hours a day, by booking via the Affluences website or the Affluences app by clicking on prenota (book) and then selecting the icon posti a sedere (Seats) and the floor on which you want to reserve a seat
  2. research users (teachers, researchers, research fellows, PhD students, master's degree students) have an additional 25 reservations bookable in a 2-hour slots up to the whole day, by booking via the Affluences website or the Affluences app by clicking on prenota (book) and then selecting the icon posti a sedere - RICERCA (Seating - RESEARCH) and the floor on which you want to reserve a seat.

A maximum of 125 people can enter the rooms simultaneously; short access to the underground floors is allowed.
During your stay in the library you can borrow books and access the photocopying service. Books will be collected from internal deposits at regular times, from Monday to Friday.

Photocopying service

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

Return books

Books can be returned in the areas provided at the library entrance, during the opening hours (from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm); 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  baum@unive.it.
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.
To collect articles or books university members have to make a reservation via the Affluences website or the Affluences app by clicking on Prenota (book) and selecting the ILL-DD icon.

Active online services

The following services are provided online:

All the library electronic resources - ebooksarticleselectronic journalstheses and much more - can be consulted from home following the instructions at Remote access to electronic resources.


Contacts

Office Online services (for Ca' Foscari members) E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations OPAC - Access - Loans baum@unive.it +39 041 234 5613
Consultation of books and periodicals in repository Request form [ITA] baum@unive.it +39 041 234 5613
Bibliographic searches and assistance in the use of databases Request form [ITA] consulenzabaum@unive.it +39 041 234 5605 / 5607
Interlibrary loans Request form [ITA] ill-dd@unive.it
Document delivery Request form [ITA] ill-dd@unive.it
Purchase proposals Request form [ITA] acquistibaum@unive.it
Periodical service periodicibaum@unive.it +39 041 234 5606 / 5608
Director Daniela Grandin grandin@unive.it +39 041 234 5678

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Last update: 02/12/2020