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.

Closing dates

  • 8-11, 24-31 December 2022
  • 1-8 January 2023 (sedi BALI Ca’ Bernardo, Palazzo Vendramin, Palazzo Cosulich)

Extra openings (CFZ only)

  • 3-6 January 2023 from 9 am to 12 am
  • 7 January from 9 am to 12 am
  • 8 January from 2 pm to 12 am

Library services

BALI provides its services only on reservation. Entry is allowed only with the university badge.
Masks are strongly recommended.
No replacement badges will be provided.

EasyPlanning or app MyUniVE

  1. University members: must book through EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app using the university login credentials.
  2. (Adult) Non-university members (with a annual card): can access library's services making reservation through EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app. For more information see the Access general rules page.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION: reservations not processed will be automatically canceled after 30 minutes from the scheduled start.

Loan service

The loan service is available during the opening hours.
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 by booking via EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app and selecting BALI [library] - Consultazione in sede (choose the library that holds the book).
A maximum of 328 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.

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 EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app selecting the entry BALI Ca' Bernardo - Ritiro ILL/DD.

Reference and research support services

  • bibliographic reference, online and/or in-person, 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 online form [ITA]
  • research support, online and/or in-person, and specialized assistance for teachers and scholars by writing to  ricercaabali@unive.it
  • scheduled workshops and courses, online and/or in-person. For information see the Courses and tutorials 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 Natascia Danieli natascia@unive.it +39 041 234 9465

The five branches of BALI

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 natascia@unive.it +39 041 234 9465

Address
Zattere al Pontelungo, Dorsoduro 1392, 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

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 9465 / 5824
Bibliographic assistance and purchase proposals bibeuras@unive.it +39 041 234 5741

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

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: 05/12/2022