The mission of the Library Service is to provide information resources and top-quality services in accordance with the UAB's excellence objectives in education, research, innovation and knowledge transfer.


The central axes of our activities are:

  • The satisfaction of the needs and expectations of our users.
  • The innovation and systematic search of the improvement in the efficiency and the efficacy.
  • Teamwork and library cooperation.


To support the study, teaching, research, and transfer of knowledge in the social and cultural fields, the libraries of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have a large amount of documentary resources and other materials and qualified staff.

The management of the Service is carried out by the Direction, by the heads of the Technical and Projects Unit and the various libraries and by the coordinators of the transversal processes.

Users are represented in the General Library Service Users Commission and, in addition, each library has a commission of own users.

We regularly monitor the quality indicators and we undergo audits and internal and external controls.

We are open and committed to serving our users, listening to them and taking into account their demands, suggestions, criticisms and proposals.

Joan Gómez Escofet
Library Service Director

This publication shows the strategic guidelines of the plan and the achievement of the objectives that are framed in it

Annual report of the proceedings of the UAB Library service since 1987.

Publication that collects the most significant data published in the Memòria (Report) and at the same time a general balance of the year is made.