Science and Technology Library (BAS)

The Science and Technology Library (BAS) is a specialist library in the areas of Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Sciences, Technologies for Conservation and Restoration and Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials.
About 50% of its assets are digital resources and also include special archives, including the Montefibre Archive.


Via Torino 155, 30173 Mestre Venice (Italy) - map

Opening hours

from Monday to Friday: 8.30 am - 7.30 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm

Library services

Access to reading rooms and services

University and non-university members can access libraries and services according to the procedures described on the Access general rules page.
Entry is allowed only with the university badgeMasks are strongly recommended.

To access the reading rooms and the services you have to book through EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app selecting the entry BAS - Accesso alle sale e ai servizi.
Freshmen, new hires and members waiting for CartaConto (University badge) can can request a daily badge selecting the entry Richiedo badge sostitutivo when they make a reservation.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTIONreservations not processed will be automatically canceled after 30 minutes from the scheduled start.

Loan service and return books

You can borrow a book during the opening hours. You can both make a loan and a return by yourself thanks to the self-loan station (first floor of the library).
You can consult the loan rules on the Consultation and loan page [ITA].

Printing, copying and scanning

In the library you can use multifunction machines to make photocopies, prints and scans.

Interlibrary loan and document supply

The interlibrary loan and document supply services are provided as described on the Interlibrary loans and document delivery supply page.


4 spaces are available to Ca 'Foscari members for study and research groups, during the opening hours, by reservation throught EasyPlanning or MyUniVE app by selecting BAS - Acquario starting from 7 days from the chosen date. If you don't show up within 40 minutes from the start of the reservation, your booking will be canceled.
Consult the Access to libraries and services page (Prenotazione spazi riservati, ITA) to know how to use the service.

Computer and wifi

The reading rooms are provided with sockets for your computer.
You can also use the computers on the first floor (in front of the copy machines).
In the library you can access the University wifi network.

Reference service

  • bibliographic reference service, online and/or in-person, and assistance with electronic resources by writing to
  • reference and bibliographic searches by filling in the online form [ITA]

Research support

This service offers support (online and/or in-person) to teachers and scholars. Please write to for more information.

Workshops and courses

The library regularly schedules workshops and courses.
Consult the Courses page (BAS tab) to know all the details and the scheduled courses.


Office Online services (for Ca' Foscari members) E-mail Telephone
General information +39 041 234 8516
Loan renewals and reservations OPAC - Access - Loans +39 041 234 8516
Bibliographic searches and assistance in the use of databases Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8956
Interlibrary loans Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8956
Document delivery Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8956
Purchase proposals Request form [ITA] +39 041 234 8969
BAS Research Support Service
Director Alessandra Zorzi +39 041 234 8980 / 334 671 3773


Last update: 18/01/2023