Interlibrary loan

For the purpose of interlibrary loan, they are members of the UPC:

  • PDI, PTGAS (active and retired) and students of the UPC (group I)
  • Research UPC, UPC Alumni and other entities with agreements (group II)

You can request originals or copies of documents that are not available in the libraries of the UPC.

We supply all types of documents (books, magazine articles, doctoral theses, technical reports, patents, conferences, etc.) from any country in the world and in any language.

The documents requested through this service can only be used for private, teaching or research purposes.

See the lens assembly tutorial DiscoveryUPC to see if the document is in the UPC. If it is there, go directly to a library of the UPC.

If the document is not in any of the libraries, Fill in the application form for interlibrary loan.

If you want to loan a document from another Catalan public university library (CSUC), use the first one Consorciated Loan (PUC), as long as you are an authorized user for the PUC (PDI, PTGAS, students UPC i UPC School, PTGAS Group UPC and retired PDI/PTGAS).

The cost depends on the type of document requested and the place where it is requested.

It is a service subject to rates, although most reproductions of journal articles or book chapters are achieved within some free article exchange agreement between libraries (only for PDI, PTGAS and students of the UPC).

The amount of the petition must be paid in cash at the moment the document is delivered.

If you are PDI or PTGAS from the UPC, you can pay in charge of a structural unit.

The waiting time depends on the type of document and the supply library.

At the time of receiving the request, the library will inform you of the expected cost and period.

Send the requests by email to

You can also fill out the form to register your center.


Fees for external institutions:

Libraries  Reproduction



 €0,12 / page + VAT*


Spanish state

 €3,30 / page + VAT**

 + €1 for each additional block of 10 pages.

 8 €

Europe, the United States and the rest of the world

 €16 (or 2 IFLA coupons)  €24 (or 3 IFLA coupons)


*Free if the library is a member ofArticle Exchange Agreement (AIA).

**Free if the library is a member ofCompensated exchange of scientific articles (ICAC).


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Last update: 10 / 05 / 2024