The library's collection is made up of 40.000 free-only volumes distributed on two floors. On the top floor are the new acquisitions, the engineering, architecture, construction and urban planning books, the cartography collection, the collection of large formats and the collection of magazines. On the bottom floor are the books of other subjects and the end of career projects published between the year 2000 and the 2008 year. In addition, the users UPC The collections of the rest of the collections are at your disposal Libraries UPC.

In addition to the physical collection, the Libraries of the UPC They are subscribed to the Digital Library of Catalonia, a whole collection of electronic journals, electronic books i databases accessible through the search engine Discovery

The collaboration agreement signed between the family of the architect José Antonio Coderch de Sentmenat and the ETSAV has made it possible to make available to the research and scientific community the collection of documents from their professional study, the Fund Digital Coderch. The Digital Coderch Fund is launched with a double objective. On the one hand, preserve and preserve the legacy of one of the most important Catalan architects of the 20th century. On the other hand, encourage the study, analysis and research of its architectural work.

The documentary collection compiled, processed and digitized comprises from 1941 to 1978 and among others, you can find the original documentation related to well-known works such as the Torre Valentina urbanization, the Trade buildings, or the extension of the 'School of Technical Architecture of Barcelona. The Coderch Digital Fund is characterized by a generous documentary type that, among others, includes: invoices and receipts, photographs of the work, personal photographs, memoirs, sketches, drawings, drawings, correspondence, notes, drawings, etc.

Digital Coderch Fund

The Coderch Digital Fund and its digitized fund can be consulted from a computer of the ETSAV Library during its opening hours. Likewise, the documents and images of interest can be printed. The documents are printed in A4 format (0,20 € per page) and images in A3 format (0,35 € per page). In order to be able to print the images, a form must be filled in, where the applicant's personal data must be recorded, the justification that motivates the search, the relationship of the printed documents and a compromise as there will be no commercial exploitation of the documents and that its use will be limited to teaching or research uses.

The ETSAV Library has been incorporated into UPCommons the final projects of career, the works of end of degree (portfolio) and the works fin de màster from the year 2008 in future. Whenever authorized by the author, these works are accessible online. Previous work to 2008 is cataloged and can be consulted on-site at the Library.

These works can also be searched through geolocation through GEOcommons.

In compliance with the regulations in force, all the final projects of academic studies must be deposited in the ETSAV Library as a prerequisite before beginning the procedures to obtain the degree. If you have to deliver your work, consider these recommendations:

  • the standard file format is PDF;

  • You must save each sheet in a file stating that each one of them does not exceed the 6 Mb's;

  • If the work is made up of different files, it is advisable to provide them with minimum identifying information, such as the name of the author and the title of the work;

  • Each file must be numbered and must include a short title of the sheet. For example:

    • rehabilitation-can-mas-marti-perramon-00-cover

    • rehabilitation-can-mas-marti-perramon-01-proposal

    • rehabilitation-can-mas-marti-perramon-02-planta1

  • The description of the project must be included in a separate file and in text format.

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The Library receives 100 from magazines on paper and most titles may come out on loan. On the map you can locate the titles of the magazines that are provided according to the place of publication and allow you to get an idea of ​​the geographical coverage of this collection

Since its beginnings, the Library has incorporated into it valuable valuable reference works that have, over time, become authentic collectors' pieces. In the Reserve section, you will find, among others, the following titles:

The Library has an important collection of old-fashioned books of great interest for the study of the history of architecture. The fund comes from books that were used in the School, in its beginnings, as well as donations that several architects have done at the end of their professional life. In total there are more than half miller books, the oldest of which dates from 1808, although most are from the first half of the 20th century.

Historic background at BETSAV

The Technical School of Architecture of the Vallès hosts, from the course 2014-2015, the Architecture Study Abroad Program of the University of Illinois (United States). Since then, fifty American students complete their fourth year of Degree in Architecture at our School every academic year. When they finish it, they return to the United States to continue their Master's studies. The Library collaborates with this program by cataloging its private collection of books, which is gently open to the consultation and loan service for the whole UPC community.

Illinois books

The Library has a collection of portfolios of different sizes and materials that can be used by the students who must present this work at the end of the Degree in Architecture.


Some of the TAPs have specific bibliographies related to the topic they deal with. These are articles from specialized magazines recently published and available in the Library.

Bibliography TAPs

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If you are missing a book in our collection, you need a book that we do not have or think that some other resource could be of interest to the university community, contact the Library to assess its possible acquisition or subscription

Last update: 18 / 11 / 2019