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In-room browsing

The bibliographic collection is freely accessible, except for those copies that, for security reasons, are located in the Library's office.

It is not required to be a member of the UPV community to use the library's collection.

PoliBuscador can be accessed from both Library computers and the internet. By selecting the catalogue option in the search engine, it will display the resources available not only in our library, but in any of the UPV libraries.


In order to access the loan service you have to be a member of the UPV community, and you will need to present your UPV card.

Remember that the card is personal and non-transferable, that is, only the holder may use it.

The loan conditions are those in the following table:


Type of item

Loan period


Total items


Teaching and research staff (TRS)

Administration and services staff (ASS)


15 days

15 days’ self-renewal for a maximum period of 3 months.

In the case of films, up to 2 months

30 items (in all the UPV libraries)


15 days


7 days



An academic year


65 items


An academic year

TRS/ASS of the Valencian Universities (PIVU5): 3 copies, films are excluded.

During the holiday periods, special longer loan terms will be announced in advance.

Loan to departments

For loans on behalf of departments, a request must be filled out and submitted, signed by the head of department, to the library director.

Check the interlibrary loan and obtention of documents

Renewal of loans

The Library offers you the possibility of making up to six renewals of the same copy that you have already borrowed, regardless of the campus of origin of the document, provided that the copy is not on the waiting list and you have no other pending returns whose term has expired.

There are three ways to renew loans:

- Through My Library.

- At the loan desk.

- By phone: 963879926, ext. 79926-78859.


This service may be used to reserve documents from any library that are on loan. The students of the Alcoi and Gandia campuses may also reserve those documents that are available. To be able to reserve, you must be previously identified in PoliBuscador.

You can access the Reservation service through the Copies> Requests> Reserve tab of the book record that you will find in PoliBuscador.

When the document is available, an email will be sent to you, and the book will be reserved on your behalf for two business days.

If you are not interested in borrowing the item then, you can delete your reservation from My Library> Requests> Cancel.

Acquisition of new copies

All members of the UPV community can request or suggest purchasing any type of documents:

- A book that is already in our collections, from the PoliBuscador registration, in the Purchase suggestion tab (after identifying themselves).

- A book that does not exist in our collections, from My Library> New acquisition.

Users can find out about the status of their requests by accessing PoliBuscador> My Library> Requests> List of requests

Bibliographic and reference information

In the Library we help you to:

-Make bibliographic searches in catalogues and databases.

-Solve any doubts you may have about the use of the Library's services and resources.

-Satisfy any information need you may have regarding study, teaching or research.

Queries can be made through the service The Library responds.

Internet access

Laptops can be connected to the internet in the Library.

In addition, we have five computers with internet connection and two computers for exclusive PoliBuscador searching purposes.

Their use is restricted to academic queries (electronic books, databases, electronic journals, access to PoliBuscador, press etc.).

Access to chat services, games, non-academic social network pages –i.e., Facebook– or pages with illegal content is not allowed.

Remember that in order to access the internet, you must log in as a UPV user.

To set up your computer browser and to get more information on the help manuals as well as tutorials on the most used computer programmes at the UPV, ask about it at the counter. You can also check the ASIC website.

User training

The UPV Library and Scientific Documentation Service offers various activities to publicise the resources and services that it makes available to its UPV community.

You can check the courses and sessions, as well as the Library guides, to help you with study and research tasks.

The Library participates in the Welcome Days that are organised for new students in the different centres, giving introductory sessions on the collection and the services it offers.

Group study booths

The Library has an open access group study room with capacity for 36 people, with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi (ask at the counter)


The library has a scanner available to its users (ask at the counter).

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