Borrowing

Loan of documents from other Catalan universities (PUC)

Due to COVID-19, this service is not available until further notice. All PUC loans (documents from other institutions) have been renewed until September 15th.

El PUC It is a free service that allows students, professors and PAS of the UPC Request and borrow documents from another library of the member institutions of the Consortium of University Services of Catalonia (CSUC), as long as it is not available on the UPC.

You can request them in person at the library where the documents belong, identifying yourself with it UPC id card or via web:

Request a document by the PUC

1. Find the document in Collective Catalog of Catalan Universities.

2. If you want to do the most accurate search, use a limit.

3. View the complete record of the document to know the institutions that have it and if it is available.

4. Click the button Request it (consortium loan).

5. Identify yourself as a user of the UPC and then with your username and password. Indicates the library of the UPC where you want to pick up the document. If you have problems validating yourself, you have a help page.

Automatically, a confirmation message will be generated indicating that your request has been successful.

You will receive an email when your document is available in the library of your choice. From that date, you will have four days to pick it up.

You can also go in person to the library that has the document and take it directly (on-site loan).

User type Number of documents Loan days

Undergraduate students

Masters and postgraduate students UPC School

Authorized users (PAS Group UPC the retired PDI / PAS)

Postgraduate, master's and doctoral students

Teaching staff and researcher

Administration and services staff

10

21

The maximum number of documents includes both those that you have requested or have a loan for PUC, and those that are returning to the institution where they belong.

You can borrow all the documents that are available or on loan in the loan Collective Catalog of Catalan Universities. Participating libraries may exclude documents for reasons of use, preservation or copyright (these will appear as Local Use).

The institutions that are part of the Consortium Loan Service (PUC) are:

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat de Girona
  • Universitat de Lleida
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Universitat Ramon Llull
  • University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia
  • Tecnocampus Mataró-Manresa
  • Catalunya library.

With the identifier of the institution

If you are PDI, PAS or student of the UPC Use the keys you use to access My Account:

  • identifier: Put your username on Intranets UPC (PDI and PAS) or the Virtual Campus (student). Remember the point "."
  • Contrasenya: Put the password associated with your username.

If you have access problems:

With the library card

If you are part of any of the groups authorized to make use of the Consortium Loan Service, authenticate yourself with the details of the card that you authorize to make use of the loan service:

  • 1r Last Name: put your last name
  • Bar code of the card UPC: Put the barcode of your card.

The groups authorized to make use of the Consortium Loan Service are the following:

  • Guest lecturers at the UPC.
  • PAS / PDI retired.
  • PAS / PDI / student of the FUB and EAM.
  • Staff working in the entities of the Grup UPC.

If you have problems validating yourself, contact us library.

My Account

You can renew the documents until 6 times, as long as they have not been reserved by another user, the renewal is made within the loan term, you have not exceeded the number of renewals, do not have pending documents and do not have a lock.

You can return the documents to anyone library of the UPC or to any of the libraries of the institution to which the document belongs.

The loan will be included in your user registration until the institution of the document has received it.

You have the obligation to return the documents when the loan term ends, as long as you do not have a renewal authorization and do it under the same physical conditions in which you have lent it.

If you return the documents late, it will be applied a penalty point for each day of delay and for each document.

If you do not return the damaged documents or returns, you will have to return them with copies of the same edition or similar characteristics (if they are exhausted), or with the equivalent value as determined by the CBUC annually.

Until this is not met, you will be excluded from this service, regardless of other measures that may apply.

Some copies not available for the PUC may be available through the interlibrary loan (PI). Request them by clicking + Libraries from CCUC, or filling out the form:

Request a document for PI More information

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Last update: 10 / 07 / 2020