Our specialization is the documents and information resources in the areas of naval engineering and civilian navy, designed to support the studies that are taught at the faculty.

Use the different tools to find what you are looking for: the search engine DiscoveryUPC, databases i UPCommons (the open knowledge portal of the UPC).

You can also check some special collections:

With this guide we help you locate journal articles, paper or electronic books, databases, regulations, academic works and other relevant resources of thenautical field

You can also check other thematic guides of the libraries of the UPC (physics, mathematics, materials engineering, electronics, electricity, mechanics...)

Remotely access the collection of electronic resources in the field of sailing

Remember to installe-bib in order to be able to validate you as a user UPC and have access to it from any computer.


See Recommended bibliography to the teaching guide of the degrees and master's degrees taught at the Faculty. If you only want to view the recommended books and e-resources, make sure the "Show only e-resources" box is checked. 

We offer you, in digital format, the exams which makes us reach the faculty.

Your query is restricted access for the university community. You must validate yourself with the credentials of the virtual campus.

We help you in the elaboration of the academic works:

- Elaboration of the Final Degree and Master's theses at the FNB

6 steps to make your TFG / TFM a success 

- Consultation repository: the academic dissertations of all the degrees of the FNB can be located by means of the DiscoveryUPC . Electronic works, provided the author has authorized them, are accessible online at UPCommons. Pre-2009 works on paper can be consulted on site at the library and as they are not published works are excluded from loan.

In the library you will find magazines in paper and also electronic format. Paper includes magazines that have been received for years but are no longer received as well as magazines to which we still subscribe. In the Discovery UPC you can check these paper magazines, as well as the electronic journals.

In the 2022-23 academic year we have started to offer the collection "Stay up to date with the magazines" with summaries of the magazines received:

No. Nov 5 2023-Feb. 2024

No. July 4 2023 - Oct. 2023

No. March 3 2023 - June 2023

No. 2 Dec 2022 - Feb. 2023

No. 1 set 2022 - Nov. 2022

We have a large number of IMO publications: regulations, codes, model course, etc. and we are subscribed to the database IMO Vega on the web, with all the regulations that affect the maritime world: regulations, agreements, protocols, resolutions, SOLAS, MARPOL, IMDG code, IAMSAR manuals, etc.

To access the database, you must request access credentials for FNB library staff.

In aquest video we explain how it works.


If you want to look for what has been published in the paper journals that the library receives, consult BaDeMar. It is a database of bibliographic references specialized in nautical and maritime subjects.

In aquest video we explain how it works.

The database Voyage Data is developed by Marine Traffic and offers information and tools related to ships (past, present and futur); access to ship positions for the last 30 days; possibility to open a window with a forecast of the futur, with access to ETA and route information.

You must request access credentials for FNB library staff.

Sea-Web is a database that includes all the information in the LLoyd's List and the characteristics of ships that acquire an IMO number again. It contains more than 600 data fields of more than 200.000 ships larger than 100 GT (detailed information on the ship, companies, builders, ports, accidents, etc.). The subscription includes the "Movements" module that allows you to consult all the stops of the last year in any port in the world.

You must request access credentials for FNB library staff.

With Enormous you can access the complete collection of UNE Standards, including ratified (adapted but not translated standards) and discontinued. The contents can be printed exclusively for internal use and copies cannot be archived or scanned. You need to validate yourself with your credentials UPC to be able to consult the database.

With this infografia and this one tutorial we give you some basic instructions on how you can consult them.



Aside from technical resources, you can find novels, comics, movies, expedition books, and travel and personal stories related to the sea. Take a look!

You can also take a look at the exhibitions and activities from the library.

The collection "A sea of ​​games" of the Library of the Faculty of Nautical makes available to the community UPC a selection of board games, with nautical and marine themes of all kinds, with the aim of providing enjoyment in free time of leisure and entertainment.

We also have a small collection of role playing games.


You can access the documents of our old collection and the  Historical and equity fund, one of the most important in the field of nautical sciences.


You can see them videos Recorded during the lectures and acts of the school.

Portal dedicated to José Pérez del Río, professor and great academic of the Official School of Nautical (today Faculty of Nautical of Barcelona) where he entered like student in the year 1924. Author of the thesis “In defense of the steam engine"That I converted, in the 1982 year, to the first" Doctor in science of the sea of ​​Spain ".

Last update: 22 / 02 / 2024