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Library Collections
Book Depository
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Book Depository

The great variety of the collections reflects the Library's history and characteristics. For 140 years the "Library of the Venetians", has been visited by all kinds of readers, students, Italian and foreign scholars.

Since 1869, the heritage of the Querini Stampalia family has continued to grow with the addition of modern books to provide updated resources for study and research, together with volumes donated from the libraries of private citizens.

Today the Library contents consist of:

350.000 volumes

32.000 of them are on the open shelf

120 folders from the archives of the Querini Stampalia family

1.300 manuscripts

100 incunabula

1.617 books printed in the 16th century

20.250 ancient volumes

20.000 booklets

5.000 journals, of which more than 300 are current editions

3.000 engravings

355 geographical maps and ancient maps

The Library materials can be consulted directly from the "open shelf", requested at the desk or borrowed.

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