Science and Technology Library (BAS)

The Science and Technology Library (BAS) is a specialist library in the areas of Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Sciences, Technologies for Conservation and Restoration and Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials.
About 50% of its assets are digital resources and also include special archives, including the Montefibre Archive.


Via Torino 155, 30173 Mestre Venice (Italy) - map

Opening hours

from Monday to Friday: 9 am - 7 pm

Summer closing

BAS will be closed from 26 July to 14 August.

Library services

BAS 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.

Easy Planning/MyUnive app

  1. University members (research users and students) must book through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app using the university login credentials.
  2. Freshmen waiting for CartaConto (University badge) can request a daily badge to enter the library and access the services: Make a reservation through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app and select the entry Richiedo badge sostitutivo.

Also specific categories of non-university members can access libraries and services according to the procedures described on the Access general rules page.

Loan service and return books

The service will be provided during the opening hours only by reservation.
Users must book through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app and selecting the entry BAS - Front Office. 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.
There is no need to book the loan service if you have already booked for access to reading rooms and services: during your slot you can also request the loan or return books.
Returned books are subject to a 3-day quarantine.

Access to reading rooms and services

To access the reading rooms and the services during the opening hours Ca' Foscari members and authorized non-university members must book through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app selecting the entry BAS - Accesso alle sale e ai servizi.
A maximum of 51 people can enter the rooms simultaneously. Group study spaces cannot be used.
During the consultation service users can borrow books.

Photocopying service

During the opening hours of the library, copy machines will be available for photocopies only by reservation. Users must book through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app selecting the entry BAS - Front office. It isn't necessary to book the service if you have already booked for access to reading rooms and services or loan: during your time slot it will also be possible to make photocopies or prints.
Users can verify the bibliographical data (title, author, year and issue of the journal and location) in cerCa’ bibliographic resources portal and check the issue’s availability at BAS.
To access the service users must write to and wait to receive confirmation of appointment.

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 requested through the document supply and interlibrary loan services. The collection can only be made by reservation

Active online services

The following services are provided online:

  • help desk: from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 am, the staff will respond in real time to user requests sent to
  • bibliographic reference service and assistance with electronic resources by writing to For more information for final year undergraduates and PhD students write to
  • reference and bibliographic searches by filling in the special online form [ITA]
  • electronic resources in brief: short videos presenting the databases: NANO [ITA], WOS - Web of Science [ITA].

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 +39 041 234 8516
Loan renewals and reservations OPAC - Access - Loans +39 041 234 8516
Bibliographic searches and assistance in the use of databases Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8956
Interlibrary loans Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8956
Document delivery Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8956
Purchase proposals Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8969
BAS Research Support Service
Director Alessandra Zorzi +39 041 234 8980 / 334 671 3773


Last update: 16/07/2021