Interlibrary loan (ILL) and document delivery (DD) services 
Science and Technology Library (BAS)

Contacts

Interlibrary loans and document delivery services are forms of cooperation between libraries that enable:

  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice members to borrow books not owned by libraries in the city of Venice or receive copies of articles or contributions contained in journals or books not owned by Venetian libraries;
  • Libraries of other universities or institutions to borrow books or copies of articles or contributions contained in journals or books from Ca' Foscari University of Venice libraries.

Requests should be submitted via MOBI application [ITA] by following the instructions listed below.

Ca' Foscari University of Venice members

Interlibrary loan  
for BAS members

To make an interlibrary loan request:

You can check the status of sent requests from the MOBI application [ITA].

Collection
When the requested book is available

  • you will receive an e-mail
  • you can collect it by appointment at the first floor of the library according to the instructions provided by email.

Return
You have to return the book by appointment, within the fixed deadline.

Costs
A flat fee applies depending on the origin of the book:

  • Italy: € 10
  • Europe: € 20
  • UK, USA, Extra-Europe: € 25

Payment methods

  • Ca’ Foscari members without research funds (students, retired lecturers...): via pagoPA, by entering their data, amount and MOBI number (reason for payment) in the form
  • Ca’ Foscari members with research funds (in-service lecturers, researchers...): by debiting their own funds

Timely indications will be provided by e-mail.

Document delivery  
for BAS members

To request the reproduction of articles from journals or book chapters:

  • check that the journal or book you are about to request an article or chapter from is not included in the University's paper or electronic collections (by consulting cerCa') or in other libraries in Venice (by searching in the Venetian libraries catalogue)
  • fill in the Document Delivery form [ITA] of MOBI application.

You can check the status of sent requests from the MOBI application [ITA].

If you request an article of a book, the lending library may send the book instead of the article, at its discretion. In this case, the cost is the same as an interlibrary loan.

Hard copy of the requested article is provided in compliance with current copyright law (Italian Law No. 633 of 22/4/1941 as amended and supplemented).

Collection
When the requested article is available

  • you will receive an e-mail
  • you can collect it from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm at the first floor of the library.

Costs

  • The document delivery is usually free of charge.
  • You will have to pay a fee only if it is not possible to find the article through the mutual interlibrary exchange, since the library will have to obtain the article from specialized services for a fee.
    Before proceeding you will be informed about costs and delivery times.

Payment Methods

  • Ca’ Foscari members without research funds (students, retired lecturers...): via pagoPA, by entering their data, amount and MOBI number (reason for payment) in the form
  • Ca’ Foscari members with research funds (in-service lecturers, researchers...): by debiting their own funds

Libraries of other institutions

Interlibrary loan  
for libraries of other institutions

Libraries of other universities and research institutes can borrow books held by BAS:

The following are excluded from interlibrary loans

  • textbooks
  • books purchased less than a year ago.

Libraries will be contacted only if there is a problem.

Costs
The interlibrary loan service is carried out in reciprocity and free of charge only with the libraries of other universities and research institutes.

Return
Libraries must return the books

  • by traceable mail (e.g., registered post)
  • to the address given in the document enclosed with the book.

Document delivery  
for libraries of other institutions

Libraries of other universities and research institutes can request journal articles and book chapters held by BAS:

  • first of all check the shelf-mark of the book in the cerCa' portal
  • go to MOBI application [ITA]
  • choose the Fornitura documenti (DD) (Document delivery) form and select Biblioteca Area Scientifica (Science and Technology Library) in the field 'Biblioteca fornitrice' (Supplying Library).

Libraries can submit a document delivery request also via NILDE (ACNP code: VE014).

Private individuals can not submit document delivery requests.

Usually the copies are sent by e-mail and free of charge.
Libraries will be contacted only if there is a problem.

Last update: 09/04/2024