Languages and Cultures Library (BALI)

Booking with EasyPlannig or MyUnive app

From 19 July 2021 to access the libraries and their services you must make a reservation through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app.

Ca' Cappello library: possible inconvenience due to building's wiring work

From 12 July to 6 August 2021, Ca' Cappello library will be partially inaccessible due to the building's wiring work.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to library's users from 19 July until the end of the month.

Palazzo Cosulich library: temporary closure

Starting from 10 June 2021, for about 2 months, the library of European and Postcolonial Studies of Palazzo Cosulich will be closed due to maintenance works.
At CFZ library there will be a service point to allow users to consult or borrow books and journals.
Pay attention: the ENGLISH, COMMONW and GERMAN sections (with the exception of the textbooks) will be not accessible.
You must make a reservation, at least 18 hours in advance, for the consultation and loan services through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app selecting the entry BALI Palazzo Cosulich - Prestito e consultazione presso CFZ. It is possible to book 1-hour slots up to the whole opening hours.

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' CappelloCa' Vendramin dei Carmini libraries:
from Monday to Friday: 9 am to-5 pm

Palazzo Cosulich library:
starting from 10 June 2021, for about 2 months, will be closed due to maintenance works [at CFZ library there will be a service point to allow users to consult or borrow books and journals]

Summer closing

All BALI libraries will be closed from 2 to 14 August.

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.

EasyPlanning/MyUnive app

University members (research users and students) must make a reservation to access the libraries and their services through EasyPlanning or MyUnive app using the university login credentials.

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

To collect the books without stopping in the library you must make a reservation within the day before. Bibliographic data must be entered in the reservation. You must fill the bibliographical data fields verifying title, author and shelmark of the books and checking their availability in cerCa’.
To make a reservation use EasyPlanning or MyUnive app and select the entry BALI [library] - Ritiro di volumi in prestito (choose the 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 with repeatable 2 hour slots for all opening hours, by booking via EasyPlanning or MyUnive app and selecting BALI [library] - Consultazione in sede (choose the library that holds the book).
A maximum of 143 people can enter the rooms simultaneously.
During the consultation service users can borrow books.

Inclusive BALI and CFZ - welcoming students with disabilities

Starting from 28 June 2021 it will be possible to consult and/or borrow texts of the BALI collections at CFZ.
The request for consultation and/or loan must be sent to the reference BALI library by mail at  bali@unive.it. To make a reservation use EasyPlanning or MyUnive app or ask to the staff. The texts booking must be made 24 hours in advance.
In the CFZ main room there will be five seats reserved for students with disabilities.
Warning! The "accompaniment" service, if necessary, will not be managed by the library, but must be requested by the student at the Disability Office through the Reserved Area.

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:

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.

China Academic Journals

The new version of CAJ Full-text Database is online. CAJ is the largest database of academic journals published in China and in addition you can now search more than 57,000 periodicals in English. Please pay attention: to download the articles, that are part of the collections subscribed by Ca 'Foscari, click on Subscribed in the upper right corner of the page.


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
BALI Research Support Service ricercabali@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 9424 / 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 +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: 16/07/2021