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Library, Room of Dictionaries
Photo by Cristiano Corte
Library, Room of Dictionaries

The Querini Stampalia Library has general topics and offers its users more than 350.000 ancient and modern books.


According to an agreement made with the Municipality of Venice, it is defined as the Civic Library of the historic centre, thanks to the significant role it has for the city.


The Library is also open at night and during holidays. Free access to visitors over 16 yeard old who have benne issued a library card (which requires a valid I.D.) 


In the reading room, users can have access to about 32.000 books and more than 350 magazines and journals, as well as choose among 20 local, national and international newspapers every day.


The Library staff is available for bibliographical research and consultation.


In the Library rooms, users can surf the net for free using their own computer.

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 Friday, 10 am - 8 pm

Saturday, 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:

[email protected]


The service is free only for students up to 16 years


Website credits

Studio Camuffo

Alvise Rabitti
Giovanni Rosa