Consortial borrowing (PUC)

The PUC or consortial borrowing is a free service that allows users from any consortiated library borrowing items from any other consortiated library.

University libraries participating in the PUC are UB, UAB, UPC, UPF, UdG, UdL, URV, UOC, URL, UVic-UCC, TecnoCampus and the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Users can request items directly through the interface PUC or in situ at the library that owns the documents.

All CSUC library documents, except the ones that every library decides to exclude, as recommended literature, reference books, magazines or old books.

If you have passed the expiration date or are blocked in the UAB circulation service you will be also suspended in the PUC.

If UAB libraries have an available copy, you can not request the document through the PUC.

User type Total items Loan period Total renovations
UAB Sphere
Amics /Alumni UAB
Postgraduate students
Academic and research staff
University staff
10 21 6

You can renew items up to 6 times unless the item has been recalled or is on reserve:
  • Online, using the My Account link
  • In person, at any UAB library circulation desk.
  • By telephone

You can return items to any own institution libraries or to any library of the institution that owns the item.

If you don't return a book by the final due date you will be blocked from borrowing materials (a day penalty for each day of delay and for each item).

In case of lost or damaged items, you have to replace the item or pay the equivalent cost set by the CSUC annually.

For more information see Consortial Borrowing (PUC) page.