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The Library will be open from Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 7pm
The Library  will be open from Tuesday to Friday
Karin Pulejo
The Library will be open from Tuesday to Friday
From 19 October 2021 to 31 January 2022

The Library is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., for registered users only. 


During the Christmas holidays the library will be open to the public on January 6, 2022; open with reduced hours, 10-16, 24 and 31 December 2021. Closed 25 and 26 December 2021, 1 and 2 January 2022.


To access the Library, you need a card. Those who already have one should bring it with them; those who have not yet been able to get it can ask for it at the reception.

It is necessary to show your Green Pass at the entrance, be equipped with the personal protection equipment indicated by the authorities (e.g. mask) and follow the instructions of the staff.


PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of Law Decree no. 221 of 24 December 2021:

- starting from 28 December 2021, to access the Foundation, all users of the Library, Museum, Cultural Events, Cafeteria, and Bookshop will be required to wear the FFP2 type mask;

- starting from 10 January 2022, the same categories of users mentioned above will be required to show the reinforced Green Pass at the entrance.


To register for the Library you must download the FORM, fill it in and send it to [email protected] together with a scan of an identity document.

If you wish to reserve a place, you must register through the Polo SBN Venezia website with your user credentials (from the OPAC SBN home page, click on the "My library account" function at the top right and follow the instructions in "Login info").

Other places are available for access without a reservation until capacity is exhausted.

The following services are available in the Library:

- open shelf consultation

- requesting books from the storage at the Distribution Desk

- personal study with own books  

Consultation of rare and ancient materials and periodicals must be requested in advance by email, as must the delivery of documents in digital copy.  

Requests for personal loans can be made either through the Polo SBN Venezia website with one's own user credentials, or by e-mail. Volumes requested by 1 p.m. will be available the following day.

Collection and return of borrowed books are possible from Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Reception Desk on the ground floor.

All communications should be sent to [email protected] 





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