Request a book loan or an article
Use the Library search engine to find books, articles and more.
Do you need an article, book chapter or conference proceedings but can't find it in the Library search engine? Request it, and we will try to find it in other centres and send it to you in digital format.
We try to find those documents that are not available at the UOC.
The documents received may only be used for private purposes, for teaching or for research.
How it works?
First check whether the required content can be found in the Library by entering the title in the search engine. This can be, for example, an article, a book chapter or conference proceedings.
Choose the Catalan University Union Catalogue option in the search engine's drop-down menu.
Make a request
If you can't find it or you can only view the summary rather than the full text, fill in the service form. If you're using the service for the first time, you need to sign up in the system and wait until you've received the confirmation of signing up: activation is not automatic.
Receive the item
Once we have received your request, we will look for the document in another centre and, if we can find it, we will send it to you in digital format at your UOC email address.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any digital document related to teaching, learning and research at the UOC that is not in the Library's collection or in those of other university libraries in Catalonia that offer consortium loans (PUC).
Delivery times vary depending on document type and availability, as well as where the document comes from and the supplying institution’s study period. Our team is committed to doing everything that may be necessary to send you the document as quickly as possible.
The service has no cost to members of the UOC community, except for the costs associated with home deliveries.
If you would like further information, please consult the table listing the current rates:
|Catalan University Library Association (CSUC)||€0.12 per copy|
|Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)||
€5 for a set of 40 copies
Other Spanish university libraries
€5 for a set of 40 copies
|OCLC||€30 per search|
|Other national and international libraries or institutions||
€5/0.5 IFLA voucher per item
The supply of copies is subject to and not exempt from VAT, regardless of the format (PDF, TIFF, etc.).
When requesting documents from the UOC Library, Spanish and international institutions should send their request to the following email address: email@example.com.
This does not apply to partner institutions that share the UOC Library's management system.
The UOC Library only sends hard-copy books to addresses in Spain and Andorra.
To supply documents in digital format to the UOC Library, Spanish and international institutions can use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This does not apply to partner institutions that share the UOC Library's management system.
The address for sending books lent to the UOC Library is:
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Biblioteca DISNET. Central de Préstec
Cl Pla d'en Fonollar, 15
Polígon Industrial Riu Sec
08205 Sabadell (Barcelona)
Tax information for invoicing:
Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Biblioteca de la UOC. Servei d'Obtenció de Documents
Av. Tibidabo, 39-43
Nota facturació: B5
Send the invoices in electronic format to the email address email@example.com