About

The University Library System (SBA) offers information resources and services for teaching and research, ensuring the conservation, the access, the development and the enhancement of the libraries holdings. It also offers support for databases, catalogs, platforms, etc. and promotes the dissemination of research and scientific information networking with other libraries.

SBA - Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo

SBA in numbers

Holdings

Journals: total 43.107

BALI 13.898
BAS 1.623
BAUM 21.237
BEC 3.718
CFZ 1.000
Historical Archive 1.631

Books: total 961.206

BALI 276.691
BAS 18.929
BAUM 375.165
BEC 167.698
CFZ 35.723
Historical Archive 87.000

Historical Collections

Historical Archive 97.000

Electronic resources

Ejournals 64.337
Ebooks 3.858.383
Databases 97
Theses 17.500

Spaces

Seating: total 664

BALI 152
BAS 51
BAUM 122
BEC 109
CFZ 208
Historical Archive 22

Linear metres: total 38.537

BALI 9.059
BAS 1.904
BAUM 13.003
BEC 8.956
CFZ 988
Historical Archive 4.627

Square metres: total 10.222

BALI 2.063
BAS 799
BAUM 2.456
BEC 2.411
CFZ 1.926
Historical Archive 567

(Data courtesy of the University Library System, updated 2020).

Who we are

University Library System is organized in services (Administrative Service of the University Libraries, University Library General services) and libraries (BALI, BAS, BAUM, BEC and Digital Library.
The library system management is coordinated by the Manager, in accordance with the guidelines expressed by the Library System Board.

Library System Direction

The Manager and the Administrative Secretary are responsible for the management of the Library System, with functions of coordination and control of the activities of the Library System structures and the staff. The System's Coordinator assists them in these functions.

Library System Board

The Board is the government body and guides the activities of all the structures of the Library System. It is composed of the President of the Board and the Presidents of the 4 libraries:

Library Boards

The purpose of the Library Boards is to plan and direct the institutional activities of the libraries, according to the strategic guidelines established by the Library System Board.

Work with us

The University Library System considers student collaborators to be a valuable resource for the improvement of service quality. Discover all the opportunities to work in the libraries.

Non-specific collaborations

Enrolled students have the opportunity to carry out paid collaboration supporting libraries in some services such as opening and closing of libraries and study rooms. For more information, see the page student collaborations.

Civil Service

If you are between 18 and 28 years old, you could do your Civil Service which represents an important opportunity for personal growth and for education for active citizenship. Every year Ca' Foscari promotes projects specific for the libraries. To find out about the calls and other information, consult the page of the Civil Service [ITA].

Internship

An internship is a period of on-the-job training that allows students to acquire professional skills and know-how transferable to the world of work, and to gain experience of the real work environment in the libraries.
For more information, see the page Internships in Italy.
Check the internships on offer.

If you are a student interested in experiencing the work in the library, apply for an internship at BALI libraries. No specific skills are required in the library field, but if you have language skills you can be involved in specific projects. For more information, see the page Internships in Italy or write an email to:

If you are interested in having an experience of working on specific projects about library services, apply for an internship at BAS. You can also could experience innovative tools, such as the 3D printer. For more information, see the page Internships in Italy or write an email to  bibliobas@unive.it.

If you are a student of humanities interested in experiencing the work in the library, apply for an internship at BAUM. No specific skills are required in the library field, but only the predisposition to interpersonal relationships and a basic knowledge of the office package. A minimum number of 4 credits (CFU) is required.
The timetable is rather flexible: we can arrange the working time from a minimum of 20 hours per week (3 days a week) to a maximum of 35 (5 days a week). For more information, see the page Internships in Italy or write an email to Maria Mazzucato.

If you are a student interested in experiencing the work in the library, apply for an internship at BEC. You could participate in the implementation of projects aimed at improving the usability of the bibliographic holdings and the offer of library services. A basic knowledge of IT tools is required.
For more information, see the page Internships in Italy or write an email to Ines Andreetta.

If you are a student interested in experiencing the work in the library, in particular in the field of digital resources and platforms, apply for an internship at BDA writing to  bda@unive.it. Please attach a curriculum vitae.
For more information, see the page Internships in Italy.

Last update: 30/11/2021