Of all the services offered by the libraries of the UPC, to the Library ETSAB highlight:

We attend to the counter of the plant -1

We solve queries on search for information for the study and research on areas of architecture and urban planning specialization.

We produce bibliographic guides on themes and buildings and specialized search help guides

Help guide: How to find information about architecture and urban planning

Thematic guide: Architectural and urban planning information resources

Subject guides

You can contact us by phone at 934 017 471 or in the mail biblioteca.etsab"Arrova"

You can also send your queries through the form

etsab specialized information service

We offer you a variety of rooms and multipurpose spaces so you can "live" the Library as you choose.

We have the loan service of the following Equipment. All material must be returned, at the latest, 15 minutes before the closing time of the Library.

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The development of informational skills is staggered in the different studies taught by the student.ETSAB in some subjects of the teaching plan. In addition to this offer, we organize training sessions for undergraduate students and workshops for masters and PhD students to improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.

We organize training sessions adapted to the different levels of connection with the University:

Find out more Request an information session

The Factory is the service for the PDI for the 'recording and editing of academic activities, scanning of all kinds of materials (slides, photographs, ...), retouching images and advice on web pages.

Do you need a camcorder to make a recording?

Procedure to reserve the video equipment

Authorization of recording and publication in the Videoteca

The material is published at Video library UPCommons and also on the portal UPC Opencourseware as teaching material.

etsab factory

The Intellectual Property Service (SEPI) of the Library Service, Publications and Archives of the UPC, offers basic information about the copyright that must be respected both in the creation of a work and in its query, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation.

All the services addressed to the PDI of theETSAB and to the departments, to support the teaching, research, publication and management of the Information are on demand.

Support for ... posting

  • Selection of the journals to publish
  • Publication in open access (UPCommons)
  • Compliance with the requirements of national competitive projects (Law of Science) and Europeans (2020 Horizon)
  • Intellectual property, copyrights and ethical use of information
  • Publishing books, magazines, etc.

Support for ... research

  • Bibliography Reference Managers (Mendeley)
  • Interlibrary Loan (PI)
  • 2.0 tools applied to the search
  • Information skills training
  • Search for specialized information
  • Localization of information sources (databases, etc.)
  • Management of data generated in the search

Support for ... visibility, impact and evaluation

  • Future: Portal of the researchers' production of the UPC
  • Quality of the information of the publications
  • Support for information from the research group and the researchers
  • Access to the full text of publications
  • Visibility of publications to improve the impact
  • Accreditations (quality marks of publications)
  • Quality review of DRAC publications
  • Request for remarkable congresses

Support for ... research identity

  • Scientific name
  • Choose from the unique Bibliographical Name (NBU) of the author and the research group
  • Duplicity of author names in Scopus and Web of Science
  • Scientific identifiers
  • Publons
  • Scopus Author ID
  • Identity in the social networks of research
  • Altmetrics and Google Scholar Citations

    If you can not find a document on them libraries UPC, you can use:

    - PUC: Shared catalog with other Catalan universities. Most books can be taken to the 'ETSAB at no cost

    Search in the PUC catalog

    - Interlibrary Loan (PI): if it is not available or you can not find the document you are looking for, you can make a request to Interlibrary Loan. This service has an economic cost.

    Request a document for PI

    IBRA ( Bibliometric Indicators of Architecture Journals) is a system that informs about the quality records of journals in the field of architecture.

    IBRA is aimed at professors and researchers of the Architecture Schools to respond to the needs of having a relationship of quality magazines to publish and disseminate knowledge to the international community. It is also a tool at the service of universities and state or autonomous evaluation agencies in the area of ​​architecture.

    Last update: 20 / 05 / 2019