The Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB It is specialized in documentation and information resources in the field ofarchitecture, construction, Urban planning, landscaping, sustainability, Article i design.

You can find these resources with the search engine DiscoveryUPCthe Catalog, the databases i UPCommons.

To study

Basic and complementary bibliography recommended by the teaching staff in the teaching guide for undergraduate subjects i of postgraduate courses taught at theETSAB.


Access to the bibliography

Publications made in the departments of theETSAB to support the subjects. A part of this collection is accessible online.


Access to online notes

Access to the notes

Bibliographies prepared by the Library on topics of architecture, construction and urban planning. You will find specific bibliographies about buildings and urban aspects of the city of Barcelona and other generalities on cartography, sustainability, types of housing, etc.


Access to thematic guides

The digital video library It includes more than 1.100 recordings of acts performed in the 'ETSAB:


Academic acts

Conferences linked to subjects

Courses, Conferences and Seminars

Doctoral Thesis Readings 


The service of the Video factory You are responsible for editing your academic recordings and publishing them in the Video library ETSAB (deposit UPCommons)

The works presented from the month of February of the year 2020 are deposited through the Online deposit


  • Be sure to file the final version of the work
  • Do not include the author declaration form or personal data (DNI, telephone numbers, signature, etc.) in the text of the work, portfolio or video
  • Always fill in the summary section
  • Monitor the weight of single files, fragment the TFE into parts to make it easier to query


What needs to be done to deposit academic work from years prior to 2020 in the Library?

The students of theETSAB authors of:

  • Final Project of Career (Plan 1994)
  • Final Project of Degree (Plan 2010)
  • Final Degree Project (2014 Plan)
  • Final Project of the MArqEtsaB (Plan 2014)
  • Final Work of the MBArch
  • Final Work of the MBLandArch
  • Master's Degree in Design

You need to deposit a digital copy of your work in the repository of academic papers.UPCommons

To be able to deposit these works you have to deliver to the library:

To complete the deposit process, the Library of theETSAB will request the written permission of the tutor, validating that the content of the files submitted by the author corresponds to that of the work presented and evaluated.


What to do to consult deposited academic papers?

The works presented from 2008 with the qualification of excellent and all the presented approved without distinction of qualification from 2020, can consult in digital format in open access to the deposit Academic work UPC .

In addition to previous years' works available at UPCommons, in the Library of theETSAB The PFCs are in paper format.

The conditions for consulting these works in the library are:

  • They cannot be scanned for conservation reasons
  • They are consulted on the -1 floor and must be requested at the Bibliographic Information desk
  • Those that have the topographic type "ETSAB-PFC nº-C ”are large format and are preserved in the Graphic Archive


Related content

Requirements and academic regulations regulating the academic work of theETSAB

The Library has more than 700 maps and maps of Barcelona, ​​Catalonia, mainly, at various stages and different periods. They can be consulted in the Map Library of the plant -1 of the Library.


Digital cartography

The Library has developed one thematic guide with a selection of digital cartography of Barcelona and Catalonia and other parts of the world.

Patrimonial collections

Specialized documentation center with heritage collections that include photographs, objects, drawings and original drawings by Antoni Gaudí and his collaborators (Josep Ma Jujol, Joan Matamala, Josep Costa "Picarol" and Ricard Opisso). 

Gaudí Chair 

For the query of archival funds, send your request to or fill this form.

Some of these funds are digitized and can be consulted at Digital Memory of Catalonia.

  Gaudí Chair

In addition, the Gaudí Chair has a specialized bibliographical fund of 7.000 volumes, which can be localized through the DiscoveryUPC

For your consultation with the Chair, ask them at the or fill this form.

This archive is the result of the will of the School to preserve part of the documentary production generated by its teaching activity during its long history. Exercises of all kinds and origins have been preserved, especially final career projects from 1875. Prior to the creation of the School, we found exercises and projects carried out to obtain the title of master of works and surveyor in the School of Masters of Works and Directors of Veinals (1850-1855) School of Surveyors and Surveyors (1855-1858) and the Special School of Construction Workers (1859-1872).

For the consultation of these funds, send us your request by sending an email to or filling this form.

Some of the collections of the Graphic Archive are digitized and can be consulted in the Digital Memory of Catalonia:

Projects of master builders (1858-1872)  

Surveyor Maps (1848-1883)

The old fund of the Oriol Bohigas Library of the.ETSAB It consists of magazines and books published between 1515 and 1950:

  • some 3100 books published between the sixteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century.
  • about 129 titles of magazines published between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

The books can be found in the catalog by doing the following search:

Magazines can be found in the catalog by doing the following search:

Part of this collection is digitized and can be consulted on the portals:

What is its value?

These documents, to be almost unique in our specialty, are of great value for the documentary collection of the Library, as well as for researchers and scholars. One of the Library's missions is to take care of its conservation.

Can reproductions be made?

For preservation reasons, only photographs from this collection are allowed. You can request the digital camera at the counter on the -1 floor to use it inside the Library.

Bibliography related to our School and its long history.


Access to the thematic guide

Access to the collection


The Manuel Ribas i Piera Collection, deposited in the Library of the Barcelona School of Architecture, consists of more than 750 titles published between the XNUMXth and the XNUMXth centuries



Access to the collection


Access to the portal

Special collections

Selection of films where architecture is present as a leading element, as well as other recommended films in the subjects and series of conferences held at the 'ETSAB.


cinema and architecture portal etsab

Access to the collection

DVD collection with art and architecture documentaries.


Access to the collection

Selection of memoirs, interviews, conversations and aphorisms related to literature, art and architecture.


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Access to the collection

Selection of novels set in Barcelona.


Access to the collection

Collection of architecture and travel guides around the world.


 Access to the collection

More information

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Last update: 25 / 05 / 2020