About us

About us

The Library, Publications and Archives Service (SBPA) is made up of 12 libraries located on the different campus of the University and 2 offices:Office of Digital Academic Publications. Digital Polytechnic Initiative (IDP) theOffice of Documentation and Archives (ODA).

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You have 12 libraries located on the different campus of the University: consult them directions and the timetable.

Library hours

Extraordinary opening during exam periods

Several libraries open on weekends and holidays during exams.
Remember that accessing the libraries must be credited with yours Teleconferencing UPC.
In addition to the spaces of the libraries, the schools and faculties of the UPC they offer you more 1.600 places in study rooms.

The Library, Publications and Archives Service (SBPA) is made up of 12 libraries located on the different campus of the University and 2 offices:Office of Digital Academic Publications. Digital Polytechnic Initiative (IDP) theOffice of Documentation and Archives (ODA).

Organization chart of the SBPA - 2018

Regulations and rates

Quality

Libraries work for goals that are established and evaluated annually. The new Enginy20 Plan gives guidelines for the determination of annual general objectives of the Management of the SBPA and of all the libraries (development, indicators, achievement, ...).

What can you expect from us?

  • We guarantee the protection and confidentiality of your personal data or the use of the services.
  • We offer you a wide range of on-line or online services provided efficiently by library professionals.
  • We inform you about the operation of the services in an updated way.
  • We offer you a wide opening hours during the academic year.
  • We provide you with comfortable spaces adapted to the new learning methods and the different needs of study and individual and group work.
  • We offer you scientific-technical documentary collections, suitable for your studies or for your teaching and research activities.
  • We facilitate that you can borrow documents and technological equipment.
  • Through UPCommons New window, we support you when you have to publish and preserve your academic work, your thesis, your articles or any other academic production you make.
  • We help you acquire skills to access the information you need, evaluate and use it.
  • We guarantee that your inquiries or requests for information are treated in person by specialized librarians in the different thematic areas of the University.
  • We guarantee access, from any point of work connected to the Internet, to the contents and services of Bibliotècnica, the digital library of the UPC.
  • We respond to your suggestions or complaints within a maximum period of 48 hours.

What do we expect from you?

  • Make a good use of facilities, equipment and collections, respecting the conditions and using them for the functions that are their own.
  • Identify yourself with your card UPC When you need it and do not leave it to third parties.
  • Take care of your belongings at all times.
  • May you approach the library staff with respect and follow your instructions.
  • That you comply with the procedures established to withdraw documents and technological equipment and return them within the established deadlines and under the same conditions that you have taken.
  • That you respect the rule of ownership of rights related to scanning or photocopying, or the use, distribution and copying of electronic materials accessible locally or online.
  • That you use the network of UPC appropriately and never for non-ethical or commercial purposes, keeping your identification as a member of the UPC Safely and without lending it to third parties.
  • That I verify the email as the main channel of communication of the library towards the users.
  • Follow the instructions and the instructions library rules.

Research support

Letter of services for research. SBPA

Publications

Library Service, Publications and Files Report (SBPA) 2017

You can also check the Previous merits and reports.

All the publications of the Library Service, Publications and Archives are located at deposit UPCommons.

The Library Service and the different libraries publish Monographic bulletins on current affairs and monthly bulletins.

Strategic plans

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Last update: 25 / 06 / 2019