The UOC Library's services over the Christmas holidays

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
A man working on the computer with a Christmas tree in the background
Author: Sandra Pérez (foto: Chase Chappell -

You can continue to use most of the UOC Library's services in late December and early January

Some response times may be longer than usual during this period

We will continue to deal with the enquiries you send us via The Library Replies and our other services over the Christmas holidays, although the response time may be a little longer in some cases.

The loan service

Are you looking for a specific book which is only available in paper format? We recommend you request it before 12 December so that we can send it to you in time for the holidays.

You can continue to make loan reservations over Christmas, and we'll get you the books from 8 January onwards.

Check the opening hours of the UOC centres during the holiday period. For most of them, the last day to collect books is 22 December, and at the Barcelona centre, it's 20 December.

From 11 to 18 December (inclusive) we will be offering a temporary free home delivery service to facilitate the provision of books on loan. 

During this period, if you select Home delivery in your request, we'll send the book to the address you have registered in the personal area of your Library account free of charge (in Spain and Andorra).

Home delivery option

To register your address, go to your personal account. You can get there by clicking on the Menu option of the Library search engine or, if you're already logged in, on your name (in the top right-hand corner) and then on Personal details.

The free home delivery service is only for receiving books. The options for returning them by courier or registered mail remain the same as normal. 

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More than 300,000 ebooks

You can consult the Library's ebooks if you need to search for information during this period. Enter your search term in the search engine and select the filters Availability - Online and Resource Type - Books from the side menu.

You can also access ebook collections such as the ones below. Take a look!

For any enquiries, contact us via The Library Replies help service.