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 Featured Online Resources

By clicking on CATALOGUE, you will  be able to search our online catalogue that contains the bibliographic records of all the books and scientific journals in our library collections. IAC personnel and visitors  will also be able to access the featured online resourses such as Standards, Online journals, Ebooks collections, Bibliographic Databases, etc.

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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: 2000-2021 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.

IAC users who need documents (books, jorunals, articles, etc.) that are not in our collections can request them filling in this form or contacting library staff.

Library Committee

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. Its members are: