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Loan service

The loan service allows you to borrow documents from the libraries of the UPC.

Library Account

Check the DiscoveryUPC and check that the document you are looking for is available. If you belong to the library where you are, write down the topographic, locate it and go to the counter with it loan card. If you belong to another library, make the reservation through it DiscoveryUPC.

Returns the documents within the established term to any library of the UPC, except for those of the weekend, which you have to return them on Monday to the same library where you made the loan.

Group I
PDI of the UPC (in active or retired).
PDI invited by the UPC.
PDI of the centers of the FUB and EAM.
Group II
Postgraduate student of the UPC (PhD students and official masters students).
User type Number of documents Maximum length (depends on the type of document)
Postgraduate, Master's or PhD students 10 21 / 10 / 14 / 30 days
Teachers (active, retired and invited) 20 90 / 10 / 14 / 30 days

More information: Loan duration based on the type of document and the type of user. Spanish version / Inglés version.

Go to Library Account with your username and password of the Intranets UPC (PDI) or the Virtual Campus (student). Remember the point "."

If you have access problems, check the Help page for the change and forget about the password from UPC. If you do not know your username or email address UPC, contact with ATIC.

If you continue to have problems validating yourself, contact us library.

Library Account

You can renew the documents until 4 times. Once you are in your activity screen, select the documents you want to renew and click on the Renewal button selected.

You can renew the loans as long as:

• No other user has requested the document.
• You have not renewed the document for more than 4 times.
• Do not have documents to return outside of the term.
• The document does not belong to an Institute or Department.
• Do not be a weekend loan.

If you have problems during the renewal process, contact your account library.

Library Account

Once you have identified yourself, close the document that interests you DiscoveryUPC and click the Reserve it button.

You can reserve any document that has the status available (except copies on weekly or restricted loan types) or is loaned.

A document can only accumulate 3 reserves and you can not reserve more than one copy of the same title (with the exception of titles with more than one volume or accompanying material). If misuse of reservations is detected, they will be canceled.

To request documents that can not be booked from the web, contact the loan desk of any one library.

The reserved documents will be saved during 3 days from the moment you receive the reservation collection notice.

If you want to receive the document reserved for your workplace, select the PDI / PAS option and your Campus / Center-Place of Work as a collection site.

If you return the documents late, they will be applied penalty points for each day of delay and for each document (the number of penalty points depends on the type of document). More information: Loan regulation of the SBPA.

If you do not return the documents or damaged returns, you will have to return them with copies of the same edition or similar characteristics proposed by the library (if they are exhausted).

Until this is not met, the user is temporarily excluded from the loan service.

Apply for loan documents from the libraries of the UPC without having to travel and receive them in your workplace by internal mail (exclusive service for PDI and PAS of the UPC).

How to book a document and receive it in your workplace?

1. Find the document in DiscoveryUPC.
2. Click the Reserve button on the right or the top of the screen (only the documents that can be booked show this button).
3. Identify yourself Library Account.
4. Select the option (PDI / PAS) your Campus / Center-Place of work as a collection site and press the Send button.
5. Select the desired copy and click the Request the selected copy button.
6. If the request was sent correctly, a confirmation message will appear indicating that you will receive the document in your workplace. If the reservation is not possible, a message will appear informing you.

Since Library Account you can know at all times what is the status of the reserved document, as well as to make renewals of your documents provided or cancellations of the reservations.

Documents that are not in the UPC

If you can not find a document on the UPC, you can request it from another library of the Consorci de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Cataluña (CBUC) through the PUC for free:

Request a document by the PUC More information

If you can not request the document through PUC or you can not find the document you are looking for anywhere, you can apply through the PI. This service has a cost (see rates in More information):

Request a document for PI More information

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Last update: 26 / 07 / 2019