The Library's collection consists of about 40.000 volumes of free access distributed over two floors. Upstairs are the new acquisitions, the engineering, architecture, construction and urban planning books, the cartography collection, the large format collection and the magazine collection. On the lower floor are books on other subjects and final year projects published between 2000 and 2008. In addition, 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 his professional study, the Fund Digital Coderch. The Coderch Digital Fund is launched with a dual purpose. On the one hand, to preserve and preserve the legacy of one of the most important Catalan architects of the XNUMXth century. On the other hand, to encourage the study, analysis and research of his architectural work.

The documentary collection, processed and digitized covers from 1941 to 1978 and, among others, you can find the original documentation relating to such well-known works as the Torre Valentina urbanization, the Trade buildings, or the extension of the Barcelona School of Technical Architecture. The Coderch Digital Collection is characterized by a generous documentary typology that, among others, includes: invoices and receipts, photographs of the work, personal photographs, memoirs, sketches, drawings, plans, 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 final degree projects, final degree projects (portfolios) and final master's theses from 2008 onwards. Provided the author has authorized it, these works are accessible online. The works prior to 2008 are cataloged and can be consulted on site at the Library.

Jobs can also be searched by geolocation through GEOcommons.

From the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic year, students who defend their final project (TFG-TFM) do not need to carry out any formalities with the Library regarding its delivery. The work will be stored in UPCommons automatically with the conditions of consultation that you have indicated during the deposit process. It is necessary, however, that you make the double deposit (documentary and administrative) through Atenea TFE / e-Secretary. Once evaluated and approved, the deposit a UPCommons guarantees its preservation, ease of access and consultation, the generation of contacts with people interested in your work and protection against plagiarism.

If you submitted your work before the second semester of the 2020/21 academic year but now you want to apply for the degree, contact us (biblioteca.etsav@upc. Edu) and we will provide you with a space in the cloud to deposit it. Once we have hung it up UPCommons we will inform you and the Academic Secretary so that you can manage the degree.



6 steps to make your TFG / TFM a success

The Library receives about 100 paper journals and most titles can be borrowed. The titles of the journals that are lent according to the place of publication can be located on the map and it gives an idea of ​​the geographical coverage of this collection.



In recent years, the gender perspective in the field of architecture and urban planning has become relevant. For this reason, the Library has created a collection specializing in documents that seek to distort the hierarchical character historically attributed to the relationship between genres.

Architecture and genre

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 antique books of great interest for the study of the history of architecture. The collection comes from books that were used in the School, in its beginnings, and also from donations made by various architects at the end of their professional life. In total there are more than half a thousand books, the oldest of which dates from 1808, although most are from the first half of the twentieth century.

Historic background at BETSAV

The Library has a collection of portfolios of different sizes and materials that can serve as a reference for students who must present this work at the end of the Degree in Architecture.


From the ETSAV Library, we suggest you participate in a reading club to share the reflections of interesting, exciting and not very obvious readings in the field of architecture, urban planning, construction, etc.

To begin, we propose, first of all, Palacios del pueblo which talks about shared spaces where you can socialize and how they are important and influence the quality of life of the people who can enjoy them - it can save their lives. To what extent do infrastructures, usually public, influence our lives? Eric Klinenberg signs this didactic and round essay, which is a fun and quick read, profusely documented, filled with scientific evidence and with a multitude of examples that will surely be very useful to you during your studies.

For the month of October, the proposal is to read An ordinary day in New York. This is a collection of short articles to give a more authentic taste of New York from the 70s to now. Without hairs on the tongue, in a satirical, witty and, allegedly superficial, Franz Lebowitz talks about what is on her mind with absolute freedom. It deals with the New York of the Jews, the New York of the gays, the New York of endless parties, the New York of tiny and expensive Manhattan apartments and the New York of intellectuals to make people laugh. In short, New York not only stars and contextualizes each of these stories, but also gives them soul. On Netflix we can find Pretend It's a City, directed by Martin Scorsese where he talks to Lebowitz about all these issues.

And before the exams come in December, our suggestion is to read my london. This is a book that we like because it is written from the perspective of someone who lives in a place where he was not born. Agnello Hornby changes his native Palermo for London at a very young age and here begins a life story that he shares with the reader. Through his eyes, we will get to know a very personal London, in the small print, the London of those who live there, of those who want to get lost in it. We will also see a city in constant motion, full of culture, art and welcoming, there is always something new to offer.

If you want to join the club, send us an email (biblioteca.etsav@upc. Edu) and we will contact you to help you get the book. The reading club sessions will be on:

  • 4 in October per Palacios del pueblo: policies for a more egalitarian society, by Eric Klinenberg;
  • 8 November per An ordinary day in New York by Fran Lebowitz;
  • 29 November per my london by Simonetta Agnello Hornby.

More information

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: 22 / 09 / 2022