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Library Rooms
Library, Arts Section
Photo by Cristiano Corte
Library, Arts Section

To meet the needs of its readers, the Library is furnished with two different kinds of fittings. There are rooms with wood bookcases, carved chairs, late 19th-century tables and lamps designed by Carlo Scarpa. Some other rooms contain white bookcases and desks with plugs for the use of computers.

Next to the Library desk, there is also a room to consult rare volumes and manuscripts.

On the open shelves there are 32.000 books divided for classes. Materials are handy and can be taken directly from the shelves in their dedicated section. After consultation, readers are kindly invited to leave the books on the trolleys in every room.

The Library has a rich newspaper library containing a great range of newspapers and magazines regarding the Veneto region, as well as a multimedia section with eight computer workstations with free Internet connection and multimedia materials.


In the Library you can also find the following sections with some reading suggestions and in-depth research:


VeneziaInLetteratura: works set in Venice


VeneziaInMusica: a great range of Venetian music


VeneziaInCinema: films set in Venice


New arrivals: newly acquired or donated documents.


From the charts: a selection of best sellers.


Ideas: topical books.

Online Catalogue

By clicking on Catalogue you can find all the works of art acquired after 1990. For earlier works you can use the printed catalogues available at Fondazione Querini.

Opening hours

From Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm

Sunday and holidays, 10 am - 7 pm


From 27 December to 6 January the Library will be open as follows: from Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday and holidays, 10 am - 7 pm


Openings on Sunday and holidays

Sunday and holidays (10 am - 7 pm)  also on

 2 June, Redentor's Eve,1 and 21 November,

8, 24, 26 and 31 December.



On Mondays

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday,

25 April, 1 May, 15 August, 25 December



Library Desk

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 9.30 pm

Sundays and holidays, 10 am - 6.30 pm


Magazines collection from external depositories

Tuesday to Friday 11


Animals (of all sizes) are not allowed in the Palace

Library Guided Tours

Group and students tours last approximately one hour and are held only on Mondays, from 10 am to 4 pm.



For further information and booking please send an email to:



The service is free only for students up to 16 years


Website credits

Studio Camuffo

Alvise Rabitti
Giovanni Rosa