• To consult the old holdings, you must present your card UPC or, failing that, the researcher card, DNI or passport, together with the duly completed form or consultation forms.
  • You can ask to consult several works but only one will be delivered to the user at a time.
  • You need to work with pencil. You can also work with the user's computer or electronic devices.
  • The consultation must always be made at the table reserved for restricted access documents.
  • If you leave the room for a while, you must give the books to the librarian of the room. Never leave books alone.
  • In case of documents in poor condition, the Reserve staff may refuse to consult them.
  • For the background check you need to wash your hands well beforehand.
  • In the case of large, fragile or very old books, it will be necessary to use the cushion provided by the library staff and follow the instructions for their correct handling. 
  • The book must be treated with care without opening it excessively by tightening the binding (using a pillow for consultation), turning the pages little by little, etc.
  • Books with rigid bindings cannot be opened at an angle greater than 90 degrees

To order. A company with specialized equipment does the reproduction at the expense of the applicant

If you would like to arrange a visit to our old collection, please contact biblioteca.etsab@upc.edu. Tell us: date, number of attendees, books you are interested in seeing.

Due to the current situation, group visits cannot be made temporarily.

If a teacher wants to give classes showing books from the old collection, these can be done in the library itself. Contact the library (biblioteca.etsab@upc. Edu) at least 15 days in advance to request the session.

The conditions are as follows:

  • The date and time of the session must be agreed with the library 15 days in advance.
  • The teacher must send the list of books to be consulted 15 days before the session.
  • The library assesses the state of preservation of the books, confirms the possibility of consulting them and prepares the necessary materials for their handling.
  • The maximum number of people attending the sessions is 10 people (in addition to the teacher and library staff).
  • A person from the library will be present during the session to handle the materials consulted.

Due to the current situation, group sessions or consultations cannot be held temporarily.

Last update: 04 / 07 / 2023