Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades Gobierno de Canarias Universidad de La Laguna CSIC Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa



The Library is located at IAC Central Headquarters and is open 24 hours a day to IAC personnel and authorized visitors.

Working hours of Library staff:

  • From 8:00 to 16:30 (October to June)
  • From 8:00 to 14:30 (July to September)

Collection: The specialized collection in Astrophysics and related sciences contains:

  • Over 13,000 books (monographs, conference proceedings, reports, etc.)
  • 360 journals (230 current)
  • Observatory and astronomical institution publications

The IAC Library has its own book classification system (pdf).


  • Chief Librarian: Monique Gómez (ext. 5248)
  • Assistant Librarian: Antonio Bacallado (ext. 5250)
  • Administrative Support: Eulalia Alsina (ext. 5422)

Library Committee: Oversees the expenditure on bibliography, assesses bibliographical acquisitions and supervises Library activities, proposing changes and improvements.

  • President: Jorge Sánchez (Research)
  • Members: Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón (Research) and Panchi Gómez (Instrumentation)
  • Secretary: Monique Gómez (Library)

Internal Services (IAC personnel and authorized visitors)

See also: services for Librarians.


  • IAC personnel shall introduce to the Library staff those new users for whom they are responsible
  • Before taking a book out on loan, the card shall be filled in and left in the box in front of the Library office.
  • Returned books shall be handed directly to Library staff.
  • Library staff shall be informed when a loaned book is given to another user.
  • When a user intends to be absent from the IAC for more than two months, he or she shall return all loaned books to the Library.
  • When Library staff recall a book, it shall be returned to the Library within 24 hours.
  • Calls for Library controls of loans shall be answered within the stated time.
  • Books shall be returned to their allotted places after being consulted.
  • Journals may not be removed from the Library precinct.

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