Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace

Palazzo Mocenigo Library


See the current procedures for reserving seats and volumes (in Italian) >

Access to the libraries is usually reserved to scholars, researchers and university students preparing their final thesis, or in their third year of study. It can, upon request, be extended to anyone who, for reasons of study, is interested in the material and documents the libraries contain. Details regarding this application process are contained in the Regolamento di Servizio delle Biblioteche (available in the entrance hall to each of the libraries).

Reading room. Works can only be consulted in one of the two reading rooms that can seat a total of 12 people. The works on the shelves can only be consulted upon completion of the requisite request form. Those who use the facilities for the first time are also required to fill in a registration form.
It is possible to take out a maximum of one book for a maximum of three working days. These loans cannot include: pre-1900 publications, periodicals, the fashion plates or the volumes Levy Pisesky’s La Storia del costume in Italy. No inter-library loans are possible.
Periodicals could be consulted on Tuesdays if previous booked via email to:

Personnel. Staff are on hand to provide information and assist the consultation of catalogues, as well as to distribute the works requested for consultation. The on-duty librarian may be consulted for more detailed bibliographical information, assistance in the use of inventories and research via on-line catalogues.

Acquisition suggestions. Anyone wishing to make a suggestion regarding the purchase, by the Library, of publications or documents of particular interest, should do it through the on-duty librarian or via email to

Reproduction of material. Readers may have material photographed, photocopied or microfilmed within the limits imposed by the need to conserve the material and the legislation regarding authors’ copyright. The costs of this service are to be found in the printed regulations and shall be borne by the readers.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: the service of reproduction is currently suspended, while photographic reproduction and loan services remain active.

Photographic reproduction. For study purposes only, readers may – with the assistance of the library personnel – take their own photographic reproduction of materials. The application form for this is available in the Library.

Bibliographical information. As well as attending in person, readers and scholars may apply for bibliographical information regarding the Library’s collections via telephone, fax, letter or e-mail