Loan service

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


My Account


See the lens assembly tutorial 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.
User type Number of documents Maximum length (depends on the type of document)
Teachers (active, retired and invited) 20 90/30/14 days

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

Go to My Account with your username and password of the Intranets UPC. Remember the point "."

If you have access problems, check the Help page for the change and forget about the password of 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.

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You can renew the documents until 6 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 more than 6 times.
• You do not have documents to return out of time.
• The document does not belong to an Institute or Department.

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

My 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 reservations and you cannot 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.

We offer different options for returning the books you have on loan:

In any of the 24-hour mailboxes you will find at the library entrance:

* Mailboxes located inside the school. The mailbox schedule depends on the center's opening hours


From Monday to Friday, duringopening hours, to any of the libraries UPC

Remember that you must return the documents within the set deadline.


Check your loans

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 My 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 successfully, a confirmation message will appear stating that you will receive the document at your workplace. If booking is not possible, a message will appear informing you.

Since My 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 cannot request the document through the PUC or you cannot find the document you are looking for, you can make the request through the PI. This service has a body (see rates a More information):


Request a document for PI  More information

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Last update: 17 / 01 / 2022