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

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

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Featured Online Resources

Standards, ebooks, Journals Bibliographic Databases
Aenor coleccion normas UNE: Search and read online. To obtain standards in pdf, send a request to biblio. ISI Web of Science (WoS) : Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Report,
Essential Science Indicators, etc.
Springer e-books in Physics and Astronomy: 2005-2020 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  
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Proceedings  
Historical Notebooks (Scanned documents)

A collection of 7 astronomical observations' notebooks made in 1886 and 1887 by Juan Valderrama:

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: