University Library System

portal of Ca’ Foscari bibliographic resources

cerCa' simultaneously searches all the paper and electronic resources of the University libraries: books, e-books, periodicals, e-journals, articles, theses and other documents contained in Primo Central and ARCA

Summer 2020: updates

The libraries will be closed for summer holidays in the following periods:
BALI: 1 - 23 August 2020
BAS: 27 July - 14 August 2020
BAUM: 3 - 14 August 2020
BEC: 3 - 14 August 2020
From 24 August 2020 the libraries will reopen with longer hours.
For more information, see the page of the specific library.

Libraries services

In all the libraries, the following services are available for University members and only by reservation: the consultation service, the loan, the photocopying service, the interlibrary loan and the document delivery.
For more information, see the page of the specific library: BALI, BAS, BAUM, BEC, CFZ.

Electronic resources

You can access ebooks, ejournals, theses and much more also from home. To access electronic resources follow the instructions on the page Remote access to electronic resources. The libraries' initiatives include Electronic resources in a clip, short videos about the main databases, and Covid-19: online resources, list of ebooks, ejournals and banks made accessible during the Covid-19.


Until 31 December 2020 you can access the ITHAKA's database. Artstor has about 300 collections and more than 3 million high-definition images in the fields of art, architecture, studies humanities and sciences. The contents come from museums, photographic archives, photographers, researchers and artists.