SLU Students who wish to use the library must show, on entry, a current SLU Madrid Campus Identification card (ID Card). The ID cards should be actualized each semester in the Student Life Office. An actualized card is one with a color sticker on the reverse side indicating the current semester. Students who have lost or forgotten their ID card can obtain a temporary pass from SLO. Students who do not have valid ID cards may be asked to leave the library and will not be able to make use of certain services offered by library, including loans of all types.
Students must show a current SLU Madrid ID card in order to process loans of library materials. Students may take out on loan books from the general collection as well as older back issues of journals. Reference items, the more current issues of journals, newspapers, and most reserve items and audiovisual materials can not be checked out on loan. They may only be used in the library. Students are allowed to have out on loan a maximum of 10 items at a time.
No fines will be charged on overdue books from general collection returned within seven days after the due date. However, if book is returned after the seven day “grace period”, student will be charged the fine, retroactive to original date due.Fines should be paid when overdue materials are returned. If fines are still pending at the end of the semester then a hold will be placed on student’s academic record until matter has been cleared up. These same sanctions also apply to students responsible for replacement or repair of lost or damaged library materials. If student patron has not returned a book within 90 calendar days after the semester/term has ended, he will automatically be charged a set fee for its replacement ( books published in Spain = 30,00€/book; books published abroad = 60,00€/book.) This same fee will also apply to students who lose a book during the semester. A charge is also levied for books returned to the library in damaged condition: 20,00€.) In case of journals or audiovisual materials not returned, lost or returned in damaged state, patron will be charged the cost of replacement of issue or copy.
All outstanding library fees and fines not paid up by the end of given academic term will automatically be charged a billing and processing fine of 5,00€.
The library management sends out on regular basis reminders about overdue materials which patrons are asked to honor. All overdue items are thoroughly searched prior to placing holds on grade records or initiating final billing. Failure to receive a notice does not, however, exempt borrower from responsibility to return materials on time and is not grounds for cancellation of fines or fees.
Abuse of borrowing privileges and/or failure to pay up on time fines exceeding 30.00€ could result in suspension of borrowing privileges.
At the request of faculty members the library maintains on “Reserve” a number of materials for students enrolled in specific courses. These may be print materials from library collection such as books and journals, photocopied materials, or audiovisual items (CDs, DVDs, CD-Roms.) Most of these materials can only be used in the library or loaned for very short time periods (1.2 or 3 days. These reserve materials are available in the library office. In addition, some instructors may request the library to offer reserve items electronically and these can be accessed by clicking on this link. The library also maintains one copy of most textbooks on special reserve shelf at circulation desk on main floor. Textbooks on reserve are available exclusively for use in the library for two hour loan periods, renewable for one additional hour if no other student has asked to use book.
In order to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research, library users are asked to maintain silence, to refrain from smoking, eating or drinking in the library and to keep their cellular phones on “off”.
Students wishing to study in groups can make use of study rooms on 2nd floor of library. Reservations must be made in library office. Rooms can be reserved for two hours at a time.
Students are asked to come equipped with their own stationary materials (paper, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, etc.) as the library will not provide them with these items.
The library normally communicates with its users by campus email. It is therefore advisable that all users check periodically their SLU email account, as they will be responsible for responding to the notices posted there. To activate your account, check with Computer Lab Office (Basement, P. Arrupe Hall, Valle 34).
Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS)
All students may request through the campus library office electronic delivery of articles from journals and/or books available in the print collection of the home campus libraries – material not available electronically through other library resources. There is no charge for this service. Please note that we can not request books and/or journals for loans
Graduate students may also occasionally make requests for materials available in collections of non-SLU libraries. Consult with library director.
All requests for copies must be placed through the Madrid Campus Library Offices, as ILL/DDS is a service that functions between libraries and not individuals and libraries. To place an ILL/DDS request, please fill out the appropriate form below and send.
For further information contact the library (email@example.com)
[Top]Directory of Madrid Libraries
Madrid has a great variety of different types of libraries, the majority of which are open to the public, thus providing a rich resource for investigative purposes for both students and other academic researchers. This directory consists of those libraries that the Madrid Campus Library considers would be most useful and interesting for members of our campus community. Aside from these introductory comments, the listing consists of the name of the library and link to its website where viewer will find most complete information about the library, including location, services and policies as well as access to its online catalog. To facilitate usage of this directory, the libraries have been grouped according to types.
When visiting these libraries it is advisable to carry with your SLU ID as well as official identification (eg.: Passport, Residence Card, Spanish National ID) as you will often be required to show these upon entry. Such identification will also be necessary if you plan to apply for a library card when this available (eg. Public libraries).
Public libraries, with exception of the National Library, will have most of their resources in Spanish. However, academic, governmental, museum and other specialized libraries will have many materials in other languages, including of course English. Loan privileges are available at public libraries, with exception of the National Library. You will need to apply for a library card, which will be extended immediately in most cases. The remainder of the libraries will generally only offer reader privileges. Some libraries may require a letter of presentation in order to access their collections. To obtain this letter contact our campus Library Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The hours of the libraries can be found on the individual websites. However please keep in mind that some libraries may close during evenings and on weekends, keep reduced hours during summer months and that many are completely closed during the month of August. In addition, most university libraries may limit access to their facilities during mid-term and final exam periods (usually months of February and June).
For clarifications of the above or more specific information about these libraries contact SLU-Madrid Campus Library (email@example.com).
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares Of special interest: Biblioteca Trinitarios (North American Studies and Literature in English)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) /Spanish National Research Council (Network of Libraries: Biology and Biomedicine; Materials Science and Technology; Chemical Sciences and Technologies; Humanities and Social Sciences; Food Sciences and Technology; Physical Sciences and Technologies; Agricultural Sciences; Natural Resources)
Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas / Economics and Finance Ministry (Economics, Fiscal Studies)
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte / Education, Culture and Sports Ministry
Ministerio de Fomento / Public Works Ministry (Urban Studies, Construction and Architecture; Geography; Transportation)
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente / Environmental, Food and Agriculture Ministry (Agriculture, Food, Rural development, Environment, Climate change, National Parks, Meterology)
Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad / Health, Social Services and Equality Ministry (Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Drugs, Addictions)
Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social / Labor and Social Security Ministry (Labour relations, Social services, Child protection, Immigration and emigration)
Ministerio del Interior / Interior Ministry (Civil defense, Traffic and Road safety, Security, Penitentiary institutions, Elections)
Banco de España / Bank of Spain [National Bank] (Economics, Finance, Banking)
Congreso de los Diputados / National Congress of Deputies (Legislature)(Law, Politics)
Instituto Geográfico Nacional / National Geographic Institute (Geography, Cartography)
Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública / National Institute of Public Adminstration (Public Administration, Public Law, Politics)
Instituto Nacional de Estadística / National Institute of Statistics (Statistics)
Museo Arqueológico Nacional / National Archaeology Museum (Archaeology)(temporarily closed)
Museo Cerralbo / Cerralbo Museum (Art history)
Museo de Ciencias Naturales / Natural Science Museum (Natural history)
Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid / Madrid Railway Museum
Museo del Traje. Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico / Clothing Mueseum. Center for Ethnological Heritage (History of clothing, Ethnology)
Museo Lázaro Galdiano / Lázaro Galdiano Museum (Art history, Collecting, Bibliophily)
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía / National Museum Center of Art Reina Sofía (Modern Art history)
Museo Nacional de Antropología / Nacional Anthropological Museum (Anthropology)
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas / National Museum of Decorative Arts (Decorative arts)
Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología / National Science & Tchnology Museum (Science & Technology)
Museo Nacional del Prado / Prado National Museum (Art history)
Museo Nacional del Romanticismo / National Museum of Romanticism (Art history: Romanticism, Nineteenth century)
Museo Naval / Naval Museum (Militar history , Naval history)
Museo Sorolla / Sorolla Museum (Art history: Sorolla)
Bibliotecas Públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid
Brances closest to campus:
Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) / National Library of Spain
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) / Spanish Agency for International Development & Cooperation
Hispanic Library. Islamic Library. Spanish Cooperation and Development Library
Bolsa Oficial de Comercio de Madrid / Madrid Stock Exchange (Economics; stocks)
British Council / (British Studies, ESL, Spain)
Cámara Oficial de Comercio e Industria de Madrid / Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Madrid (Commerce, Industry, Economics, emphasis on Madrid)
Centro de Documentación Europea de la Comunidad de Madrid / European Union Documentation Center. Community of Madrid (European Union materials)
Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales / Center for Political & Constitutional Studies (Political Science)
Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX) / Center for Public Works Studies and Experiments (Civil Engineering/Public Works)
Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas / Center for Sociological Research (Sociology)
Comisión Fulbright / Fulbright Commission (American universities, manuals for preparation of TOEFL, GRE, GMAT)
Escuela Diplomática / Diplomatic School (International Relations)
Filmoteca Española / Film Library (Films, film production and related material)
Fundación Carlos de Amberes / Carlos de Amberes Foundation (Belgium literature in French and Flemish; Flemish art)
Fundación Francisco Largo Caballero / Francisco Largo Caballero Foundation (Unionism, Labor Relations)
Fundación Secretariado Gitano / Gypsy Secretariat Foundation (Gypsies & Gyspsy culture and society)
Fundación Sur África / Southern Foundation. Africa (African Studies)
Goethe-Institut / (German culture and language)
Instituto Cervantes / (Spanish and Latin America literature, Spanish literature in other languages)
Instituto de la Mujer / Women's Institute (Women's studies)
Instituto Franšais / (French cultura and language)
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España / Geological & Mining Institute of Spain (Earth Sciences)
Instituto Italiano de Cultura de Madrid / (Italian culture and language)
Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria / National Institute of Public Health (Public Health)
Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música / Centro de Documentación Teatral / National Institute of Scenic Arts & Music. Theatrical Documentation Center (theatre)
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Morales / Higher Institute of Moral Sciences (Theology. Moral philosophy)
International Institute / International Insitute (Spanish & North American culture and language)
Real Academia Española de la Lengua / Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (Spanish and Latin American Literature, Linguistics)
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando / Royal Academy of Fine Arts San Fernando (Fine Arts)
Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales / Royal Academy of Exact, Physical & Natural Sciences(Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences)
Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas / Royal Academy of Moral & Political Sciences (Political science, Moral Philosophy)
Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación / Royal Academy of Jurisprudence & Law (Law, Jurisprudence)
Real Academia de la Historia / Royal Academy of History (Spanish and Latin American History)
Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia / Royal National Academy of Pharmacy (Pharmacy)
Real Academia Nacional de Medicina / Royal National Academy of Medicine (Medicine)
Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural / Royal Spanish Society of Natural History (Natural History)
Residencia de Estudiantes / Documentation Center "Residencia de Estudiantes" (Spanish literature and culture; Generation of '98 & '27)
Last update: May 24, 2013
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