The Faculty

The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts library is 3,066m², with various spaces distributed over three floors, which houses more than 700,000 works that make up its collection.

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Ground floor or Open Access Hall
It houses the open access collection, made up of works that are essential for students to consult and the manuals and books recommended by teachers as a basic or complementary bibliography in their courses.
Likewise, it has 72 reading spots to consult the library's extensive collection. Some of these spots are reserved for the use of people with disabilities.
Basement or Research Library

In this area of the library we can find the offices and rooms where the library staff can work, as well as the reception area and an information and loan point. In addition to a space for research that has six consultation spots, equipped with electrical connections and network points which allow Internet access. And the Research Library or repository *, which houses most of the library's collection.

*Access to the repository is restricted to accredited teaching and research staff. The rest of the users will not be able to access the research library, although they will be able to borrow the books that interest them at the counter, after locating their reference code in the catalog.
First floor or Study Room
On the first floor of the Faculty, the library has a room that is currently used for consulting and studying, and which is equipped with 154 reading spots. Likewise, located on the second floor of the building and with independent access to the library, the Faculty has another identical room dedicated to study with 154 reading spots.

To use all the services offered by the Library, borrowing books and access the electronic collections from outside the Campus, it is essential to have the university card or the University Library card, which is personal and non-transferable.

In addition, users may also borrow:

  • 26 computers
  • 4 e-book readers
  • 1 digital camera
  • 8 USB sticks
  • 1 portable scanner
Interlibrary loans:

Documents may be retrieved from other national and international libraries that are not in our repository. This service has an economic cost and it is advisable to check the current rates approved by Rebiun (Network of Spanish University Libraries) in the library.

You can renew books you have borrowed and set a request in advance for books that a currently loaned through the Almena catalog; For this, the UVa card or ID card, and the library PIN number are required.

  • Search the Library collection and other open resources.
  • Found out about the availability and location of documents.
  • Access the full text of some documents.
  • Access your account, from where you can manage the books you have borrowed, requests, renewals, and personal information.

Diverse technological equipment is available to our users, and is adapted to their study, learning and research needs.

The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts offers WiFi coverage throughout the building, including the library.
The library of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts has a total of 18 computers for consulting the catalog, of which 2 are adapted for people with disabilities.
Photocopiers and scanners
The library offers in its facilities 2 photocopiers and 3 scanners for the reproduction of documents.
Microform reader
The library has in its possession a small collection of microslides and microfilm. For reading this type of material, the library has a microform reader installed in the research library.


The University of Valladolid library has an APP called BIBLIO UVa, with which it aims to make available, through their mobile devices, all the information and services it provides to the University Community.

Available on Android