Languages and Cultures Library (BALI)

The Languages and Cultures Library (BALI) is composed of 5 decentralized branches (American, Iberic and Slavic Studies, Language Sciences, Eurasian Studies, European and Postcolonial Studies, East Asian Studies).
The total assets include around 287,000 volumes, with numerous special book collections.

Opening hours

Ca' BemboCa' BernardoCa' CappelloPalazzo Cosulich libraries:
Monday and Friday: 9 am-1 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am-5 pm

Ca' Vendramin dei Carmini library:
from Monday to Friday: 9 am to-1 pm

Library services

BALI provides its services only on 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

University members (research users and students) must book via the Affluences website or the Affluences app using the institutional email. The reservation must be confirmed by clicking the link that will arrive via email.
External users with a valid library card can send an email to  bali@unive.it by 8 am the day before.

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.
To make a reservation select the BALI library that holds the book:

The required books will be available at the loan 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 (collocazioni VT_BALI…), which are currently closed, are excluded from the loan service.

Consultation service

The consultation 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).
To make a reservation for the consultation service select a BALI library:

A maximum of 143 people can enter the rooms simultaneously. 
During the consultation service users can borrow books.

Photocopying service

During the consultation service, copy machines will be available for photocopies.

Return books

Books can be returned in the areas provided at the libraries 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  bali@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:

  • help desk: from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, the staff will respond in real time to user requests sent to  bali@unive.it, including through the hangout service
  • bibliographic reference and assistance with electronic resources by writing to  consulenzabali@unive.it. For more information for final year undergraduates and PhD students write to  consulenzabali@unive.it
  • reference and bibliographic searches by filling in the special online form online form [ITA]
  • self-learning tutorials for users Preparing your thesis [ITA] and Bibliographic search tools and resources [ITA] available on the Moodle platform (without access key) following the path: Studenti lauree e lauree magistrali > Biblioteche di Ateneo > BALI - Biblioteca di Area Linguistica

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.

General contacts

Office Online services (for Ca' Foscari members) E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations OPAC - Access - Loans bali@unive.it
Consultation of books and periodicals in repository Request form [ITA] bali@unive.it
Bibliographic searches and assistance in the use of databases Request form [ITA] consulenzabali@unive.it +39 041 234 7817
Interlibrary loans Request form [ITA] bali.ill-dd@unive.it +39 041 234 5828
Document delivery Request form [ITA] bali.ill-dd@unive.it +39 041 234 5828
Purchase proposals Request form [ITA] acquistibali@unive.it
Periodical service bali.periodici@unive.it
Director Alessandra Trevisan aletre@unive.it +39 041 234 9465

The five branches of BALI

Library of American, Iberic and Slavic Studies (AMERIBE)

Address
Ca' Bernardo, Dorsoduro 3199, 30123 Venice (Italy) - map

Service E-mail Telephome
General information, loan renewals and reservations bibliodais@unive.it +39 041 234 9428
Bibliographic assistance and purchase proposals - American Studies and Iberic Studies section bosqueen@unive.it +39 041 234 9425
Bibliographic assistance and purchase proposals - Slavic and Balkan Studies section aletre@unive.it +39 041 234 9465

Library of Language Sciences (SC-LING)

Address
Ca' Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075, 30123 Venice (Italy) - map

Service E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations bibliosl@unive.it +39 041 234 5746
Bibliographic assistance and purchase proposals benedet@unive.it manzato@unive.it +39 041 234 5741 / 5740

Library of Eurasian Studies (EURASIA)

Address
Ca' Cappello, San Polo 2035, 30125 Venice (Italy) - map

Service E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations bibeuras@unive.it +39 041 234 8852
Bibliographic assistance and purchase proposals ptrnstfn@unive.it +39 041 234 8850 / 8851

Library of European and Postcolonial Studies (SLLEP)

Address
Palazzo Cosulich, Zattere, Dorsoduro 1405, 30123 Venice (Italy) - map

Service E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations slleppre@unive.it +39 041 234 7819 / 7827
Bibliographic assistance and purchase proposals sllepbib@unive.it +39 041 234 7817 / 7818

Library of Studies on East Asia (ASIA-OR)

Address
Palazzo Vendramin dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 3462, 30123 Venice (Italy) - map

Service E-mail Telephone
General information, loan renewals and reservations asiabib@unive.it +39 041 234 9503 / 9550
Bibliographic assistance and purchase asiabib@unive.it +39 041 234 9503 / 9550

Last update: 21/09/2020