COVID Libraries19

All the information related to the operation of the libraries and the services we offer during the COVID-19 crisis. We will update this information on time.

Please note: as of September 6, 2021, no prior reservation of a place of study is required.

FAQS General

Libraries are open. Always consult the schedule page given the possible alterations.

You have a form available to ask a general question or contact your library directly: 

Contact the libraries

Library chat

With the service of chat we answer your queries instantly.

  • You must use your credentials UPC (nom.cognom@estudiant.upc. Edu o name surname@upc. Edu) to establish the chat with libraries. Once in the chat, type the name of your library (biblioteca.xxxx) in the search box and you will find us. The green color indicates that we are available.
  • We use the tools of Google Suite that the UPC has made it available to the university community.
  • If the query requires it, we will start a video conference with the G-Suite Meet tool. In this case, we will send you an email with the link to the video conference, where you must give us your consent.


These are the ones library chat times

Library Chat address Opening hours
BRGF biblioteca.ferrate Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.


Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.m.
BCBL biblioteca.cbl Monday to Friday, from 8.30 a.m. to 14.30 p.m.
BCUM biblioteca.bcum Monday to Friday, from 10.00 a.m. to 18.30 p.m.
ETSEIB biblioteca.ETSEIB In theopening hours of the Library
ETSAB biblioteca.ETSAB In theopening hours of the Library
EEBE biblioteca.eebe From Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 11.00 pm and from 13.00 pm to 20.00 pm.
EPSEB biblioteca.EPSEB In theopening hours of the Library
EPSEVG biblioteca.EPSEVG Monday to Friday, from 8.30 a.m. to 20.00 p.m.
ETSAV biblioteca.ETSAV In theopening hours of the Library
FME biblioteca.FME Monday to Friday, from 10.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.
FNB biblioteca.FNB In theopening hours of the Library


Libraries are open. They are also open for book collection loan with prior reservation. However, we continue to work from home to offer you all the services we can provide online:

FAQS Loans, renewals and bookings

Make your reservation at DiscoveryUPC. We will let you know when the book is available to pick it up. You will find all the information in this one enllaç.

If you are unable to travel due to the COVID-19, we are launching the home loan service

You can see the return date of the books you have on loan in the section My Account of DiscoveryUPC. From here you can do the renovation if you need it longer. If you have trouble renewing it, contacts with us. 

If you want to return them sooner, we offer different ones options


You can continue to send requests for articles and books to the Interlibrary Loan service.

Waiting times for paper book requests or those that require prior scanning may be longer than usual due to compliance with the security measures applied due to COVID-19.

Order items

FAQS Online information resources

You can come to the library to consult books.   

Remember that we have a wide collection of books and electronic journals, as well as databases and that some suppliers have expanded the number of resources or the conditions of access to contracted resources. 

 Find electronic versions  Extension of resources

We have plenty of full text information resources. Find what interests you in DiscoveryUPC. 


At this time, it is important that when you search, limit the results to electronic documents with the facets to the left of the screen.

  • To find articles, click "Digital Library = Full Text ".
  • To find e-books and magazines, click "Library = Online Access ".

See help guide to make your searches in Discovery more efficientUPC. 

You can also use the list of databases and from electronic journals to access the resources.


And then use the service eBIB to consult them.

Yes, through the service eBIB, which allows you to view the electronic journals, books and databases subscribed by libraries from outside the UPC and from any device with Internet connection.

Just drag the eBIB button to your browser's bookmarks bar (don't click the button!)

eBIB: access to resources subscribed by UPC

Check out the infographic "eBIB in 5 steps".

We expand resources!

Some providers and publishers offer additional content and extensions to regular access to electronic resources during the library closing period. We will update the list as new offers arrive.

Check the list


FAQs own production UPC

All production of the UPC is available at UPCommons, the institutional repository. 

Access UPCommons

You can find them at UPCommons - Teaching materials.

Teaching materials

FAQS Online training

During the confinement, take advantage of all the online training (tutorials, webinars, etc.) that we offer.

Online training offer

Yes, contact your library and we will help you with everything you need.

Contact your library

Newsletters with useful information for confinement (in Catalan, Spanish and English)

Last update: 10 / 09 / 2021