Resources and facilities guide

Main Services

The library publishes and regularly updates its Service Offer, establishing our commitments, as well as the indicators that rate them.


Plinio allows simultaneous search of resources: paper books and journals, electronic journals and books, databases, and documents from RUIdeRA institutional repository.

It is available from the computers placed in the library or from any computer connected to the internet, through the library’s website.

Online catalogue

The online catalogue contains information about the entire collection, the location and availability of each item.

It is available from the computers placed in the library or from any computer connected to the internet, through the library’s website.

Borrowing & reservations

Any item of the collection can be checked out at the library and most of them can be borrowed and renewed.

If you prefer to avoid queues at the information desk, you can use the self-service terminals.

If the item you need is checked out by someone, it is possible to request it and borrow it when it has been returned. On demand, the library will send you an SMS.

Intercampus & Interlibrary loans

If the item you need is in another UCLM Campus library, it may be requested through intercampus loan.

If it is not in stock at the UCLM, it may be requested to another library through interlibrary loan (this service is charged with a fee).

Greco. E-Books loan

You can download e-books into your laptop or e-reader, during the allowed period, from:

Access to Internet and Laptops loan

Access to internet is available from Library’s PCs or from your own laptop via Wifi.

If you don’t have a laptop, you can borrow one to use it at the library or to take it out for a 15 days period.

Web page

You can find here, among other services, all the information about our libraries.

If you access our web page from any device, you will be able to:

  • Query our online catalogue.
  • Order books.
  • Check your loans and renew them online.
  • Apply for interlibrary and intercampus loans.
  • Send enquiries or suggestions through our electronic box to be dealt with by the Library staff.
  • And many more services.

Group study rooms

Rooms suitable for collaborative work, or just for studying in a more isolated and quiet place, are available in most of our libraries.

Copying devices

Copying, scanning and emailing devices are available in our General Libraries. You can scan and send the documents you need to your e-mail account. You must always respect the copyright laws.

Users training

We organise guided tours, as well as face to face and online training sessions, about facilities and holdings locations in the library and about the use of our main electronic resources.

Virtual library

Electronic resources:

  • UCLM documents: Available at the Institutional Repository RUIdeRA ( are theses, research papers, journals, digital books, and university institutional documentation.
  • Books: You can access books converted to digital format by UCLM in our digital library.
  • Databases: Databases specialised in different subjects are available.
  • Journals: You can access the full text of the electronic journals subscribed by the library and the electronic reviews published by Spanish Universities.
  • Doctoral theses: With the full text of theses defended in UCLM and in other Spanish universities.
  • Official Bulletins: You can access local and regional bulletins, the BOE and the DOUE.
  • Newspapers: We have a compilation of the main regional, national and foreign newspapers. National and regional historic press is available as well.
  • Other holdings: We offer links to a wide selection of Spanish and foreign digital libraries.

Research Support Service

This service is focused on the search of evidences about research activity related to biographical and documental resources. Its function is to support:

  • Research work evaluation and accreditation.
  • Scientific outputs evaluation.


All students, professors, researchers and administrative staff of the UCLM are entitled users of the library.

The library card is the intelligent card that is given to students when registering at the university.

Erasmus students must have previously registered at any faculty/school of the university to obtain the library card.

Any other person not linked to the UCLM older than 18 may request an external user card, upon explanation of the need to use the library resources.

Opening hours

Regular Schedule:

     Monday to Friday: from 8.30 to 21.00 h.

Special Schedule for exams periods:

     Libraries in each Campus establish special schedules during exams periods, apart from the opening of night study classrooms.


More than:

  • 1.200.000 books and special materials.
  • 7.700 paper journals and magazines.
  • 490.000 electronic books.
  • 47.000 electronic journals.
  • 60 Databases.

Collaboration grants

The Vice-chancellorship for Student offers grants for collaboration tasks with the library services. The call is published on the web as well as on the different information boards. Application may be submitted during the autumn term.

Application forms are available at the Vice-chancellorship of every Campus and at the libraries, and must be submitted to the Chancellor or the Vice-chancellorships in Campus.


  • 13 Libraries
  • 23.000 m2
  • More than 4.700 reading desks
  • Wifi enabled locations

Find us


  • General Library

    José Prat Building

    Plaza de la Universidad, 4

  • Macanaz Library
  • Faculty of Medicine Library

Ciudad Real

  • General Library

    Bernardo Balbuena Building

    Avda. Camilo José Cela, nº 6

  • Faculty of Law and Social Sciences Library
  • Faculty of Education Library
  • Agronomous Engineering School Library
  • Mining and Industrial Engineering School Library, in Almadén


  • General Library

    Gil de Albornoz Building

    Avda. de los Alfares, s/n


  • General Library

    Madre de Dios Building

    Cobertizo de San Pedro Mártir, s/n

  • Fábrica de Armas Library
  • School of Translators Library
  • Talavera de la Reina Library