IAC headquaters library: view of books on shelves in main room


Located at IAC headquarters, the library offers its services to IAC staff and authorized visitors who can access 24 hours a day. It also serves external libraries who need documents of our collections. The specialized collections in Astrophysics and related sciences contains: over 13.000 books  (monographs, conference proceedings, reports, etc.), 360 journals (~100 current) and observatory and astronomical institution publications.

Library staff is available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (October- June) and from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm (July-September).

IAC library catalogue and online resources

Our online catalogue contains the bibliographic records of all the books and scientific journals in our library collections.

Featured Online Resources:

Standards, ebooks, Journals Bibliográphic Databases
Aenor coleccion normas UNE: Read the Quick Guide  (only in Spanish)  ISI Web of Science (WoS) : Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Report, Essential Science Indicators, etc.I
Springer e-books in Physics and Astronomy: 2005-2019 Astrophysics Data System ADS: Bibliographic databases covering publications in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and the arXiv e-prints.
SPIE Digital Library: SPIE Proceedings and Journals  
ASP Conference Proceedings  

Interlibrary loan service

External libraries may send to IAC library interlibrary loan requests using the “Contact” option to send a message.

Library Committee Composition

A Library Committee oversees the expenditure on bibliography, advises on  development of books and journals collections, and proposes changes and improvements in Library activities for a better service to users. Members are: