Information about hours, collections, access to online catalogue, journals and ebooks, services and loan service's rules.


Opening hours

Free access during working hours for IAC staff authorized visitors.

Library staff available: from 8 AM to 3:30 PM  (16/09-14/06) and from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (15/06-15/09)



Monique Gómez             922605248 (ext. 5248)
Antonio Bacallado          922605250 (ext. 5250)
Laia Alsina                      922605422 ( ext. 5422)

Library email:               biblio [at] (biblio[at]iac[dot]es)



Library collection focused on astronomy and astrophysics and related topics:
  • 14.400 books (monographs, proceedings, reports, etc.)

  • 108 subscribed journals

  • E-books: Springer A&A Collection, SPIE Digital Library, ASP Conference Proceedings, IAU Symposia

  • AENOR online Standards  Collection

  • Observatories and astronomical institutions publications

 Access to:




  • Help and information to Library users

  • Acquisition of publications

  • Interlibrary loan service

  • Request for bibliographic material: please, fill in the BOOK/JOURNAL/ARTICLE REQUEST FORM (Intranet) 
    o send an emaiil to biblio [at] (biblio[at]iac[dot]es)


  • Consultation of books and journals in reading rooms.

  •  Books loan (IAC staff and authorised visitors only)

  • Photocopier/scanner in the library hall (free access)


Books' loan 

  • To borrow a book, fill in the loan card (inside the book) and leave it in the box outside the Librarians’ office.

  • To return a book, hand it in to the Library staff.

  • If you lend a borrowed book to another user, please inform Library staff.

  • Return all borrowed books when you are leaving the IAC for more than two months or definitively.


  • Any borrowed item must be returned in less than 24 hours at the request of Library staff.

  • Respond to loan controls within the deadline.

  • Put publications back on the shelf in their correct place after consulting them.

  • Never take journals out of the Library