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Loan service

Due to COVID-19, the loan service operates with prior reservation and some restrictions. More information

The loan service allows you to borrow documents from the libraries of the UPC.

My Account

Check the DiscoveryUPC and check that the document you are looking for is available. If you belong to the library where you are, write down the topographic, locate it and go to the counter with it loan card. If you belong to another library, make the reservation through it DiscoveryUPC.

Returns the documents within the established term to any library of the UPC, except for those of the weekend, which you have to return them on Monday to the same library where you made the loan.

Group II
Postgraduate student of the UPC (PhD students and official masters students).
Postgraduate student in the centers of the FUB and EAM.
Group III
Undergraduate degree student UPC (including the student of international mobility programs).
Undergraduate students of the centers of the FUB and EAM.
Master's and postgraduate student training course UPC School Professional & Executive Development.
User type Number of documents

Maximum duration

(depends on the document type)

Bachelor and student students UPC School

Postgraduate, master's and doctoral students

20

30/14 days

More information: Loan duration based on the type of document and the type of user. Spanish version / English version.

Go to My Account with your username and password of the Virtual Campus. Remember the point "."

If you continue to have problems validating yourself, contact us library.

My Account

You can renew the documents until 6 times. Once you are in your activity screen, select the documents you want to renew and click on the Renewal button selected.

You can renew the loans as long as:

• No other user has requested the document.
• You have not renewed the document for more than 6 times.
• Do not have documents to return outside of the term.
• The document does not belong to an Institute or Department.
• Do not be a weekend loan.

If you have problems during the renewal process, contact your account library.

My Account

Once you have identified yourself, close the document that interests you DiscoveryUPC and click the Reserve it button.

You can reserve any document that has the status available (except copies on weekly or restricted loan types) or is loaned.

A document can only accumulate 3 reserves and you can not reserve more than one copy of the same title (with the exception of titles with more than one volume or accompanying material). If misuse of reservations is detected, they will be canceled.

To request documents that can not be booked from the web, contact the loan desk of any one library.

The reserved documents will be saved during 3 days from the moment you receive the reservation collection notice.

We offer different options for returning the books you have on loan:

In any of the 24-hour mailboxes you will find at:

* Mailboxes located inside the school. The mailbox schedule depends on the center's opening hours

From Monday to Friday, duringopening hours, in the following libraries:

Remember that you must return the documents within the set deadline.

Check your loans

If you return the documents late, they will be applied penalty points for each day of delay and for each document (the number of penalty points depends on the type of document). More information: Loan regulation of the SBPA.

If you do not return the documents or damaged returns, you will have to return them with copies of the same edition or similar characteristics proposed by the library (if they are exhausted).

Until this is not met, the user is temporarily excluded from the loan service.

Documents that are not in the UPC

If you can not find a document on the UPC, you can request it from another library of the Consorci de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Cataluña (CBUC) through the PUC for free:

Request a document by the PUC More information

If you cannot request the document through the PUC or you cannot find the document you are looking for, you can make the request through the PI. This service has a cost (see rates a More information):

Request a document for PI More information

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Last update: 26 / 09 / 2020