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.


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 duration (depending on document type) *
Teachers (active, retired and invited) 20 90/30/14 days

* Log in to My Account to know the loan duration of each document.

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 for the 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.

My Account


You can renew documents up to a maximum renewal period, which is equivalent to 6 times. Once you are on your activity screen (via web or via App), select the documents you want to renew and click the Renew selected button.

You can renew the loans as long as:

• No other user has requested the document.
• The renewal is done within the loan term.
• You have not exceeded the maximum renewal period.
• You have no documents to return.
• Don't get stuck.

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 button Book at UPC. Prioritize this button over PUC Request.

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.

The reserved documents will be saved during 5 days from the time you receive the Booking Notice to pick up.

If you want to receive the document reserved for your workplace, select the option Receive in the workplace as the Collection Library.

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, it applies 1 day penalty for each day of delay and document. These sanctions apply immediately.

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 the need to travel and you will receive them at your workplace by internal mail (exclusive service for PDI and PTGAS of the UPC).

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

1. Find the document in DiscoveryUPC.
2. Identify yourself My Account.
3. Click the button Book at UPC (Only bookable documents show this button).
4. Select the option Receive in the workplace as the Collection Library and press the Submit Request button.
5. If the request was sent successfully, a confirmation message will appear. You will receive the document at your place of work. If booking is not possible, you will receive a cancellation email.

Since My Account you can always know the status of the reserved document, cancel the reservation, as well as renew your borrowed documents.

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

Last update: 10 / 05 / 2024