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Library, Sec. Scientific Subjects
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Library, Sec. Scientific Subjects

The users have free and direct access to documentation on the shelves.


There are around 32.000 volumes, classified by topic through decimal classification:


000 Science, information and general works.

100 Philosophy e Psychology

200 Religion

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

500 Science

600 Technology

700 Arts and recreative activities

800 Literature

900 History and Geography

There are also three rooms dedicated to catalogues: study of rare and valuable materials (REPERTORI), linguistic dictionaries (CONS. DIZ.) and Venetian subjects (CONS. VEN.) respectively.



Primary sources giving direct information: yearbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical resources, atlases, tourist guides, manuals, books of laws;

Secondary sources: catalogues and bibliographies;

Basic works: medium-high level works which make reference to a specific area;

Specialized material: only in some disciplinary areas of particular interest for the library (Venetian topics, economic and information sciences, social sciences and legislation, linguistics and arts);

collections of texts on classic authors in the literature, political science, philosophy and religion areas;

Monographies on artists and architects.

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

Services Guide

To make a proper use of the services provided by the Library, please look up the Guide.


Website credits

Studio Camuffo

Alvise Rabitti
Giovanni Rosa