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 Discovery, the databases i UPCommons (the open knowledge portal of the UPC).

You can also check some special collections:

Electronic resources in the field of sailingFrom the FNB library we present a collection of electronic resources in the field of sailing so you can access it without coming in person.

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, you can check the "Show only e-resources" box. 

We offer you, in digital format, the exams that the teachers give us.

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

If you have to present your academic work, we recommend that you consult the "6 steps to make your TFG / TFM a success".

The library has also made materials that can help you: the "Guide for the writing and presentation of the Final Project" (TFG) "of the FNB, the template for the writing or the presentation of the course" Written skills for developing a project "... You can find them in"Final year and master's degree projects"of the FNB website along with the regulations and other documents.

Check other TFG at academic works deposit of the FNB.

We also inform you about aspects related to the Intellectual property of academic work.

If you want to search for what has been published in the journals we receive, consult the database BaDeMar. It is a referential database specialized in nautical science and engineering.

We have much of the publications of the International Maritime Organization (IMO): regulations and codes, IMO model course, magazine articles, etc.

If you are from the UPC, you can also access the database IMO Vega on the web where you will find all the regulations of the IMO that affect the vessels (amendments, regulations, protocols, resolutions ... as well as the SOLAS convention, the IMDG code, the MARPOL, IAMSAR manuals ...). If you are interested in addressing the library desk.

The subscription to the package Voyage Data of Marine Traffic, allows:

- Obtain information and tools related to ships (past, present and futur).

- Access to the positions of the boats of the last 30 days.

- Open a window with a preview of the futur, with access to ETA and route information.

- Arrival and arrival times, as well as conditions of loading and status of the current vessel.


Because it is of local access, to access it, go to the library staff of the FNB Library.

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.

It is accessed through Discovery UPC and you must request access credentials for FNB library staff.

The members of the UPC you can read (not download) the complete collection of Standards UNE through the database AENORmás, including ratified (adapted but not translated) and discontinued rules. 

With this infografia 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 'exhibition of the year and other exhibitions from the library.

You can access the documents in our old collection and  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: 10 / 03 / 2021