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Libraries open hours

The usual opening hours of libraries is from monday to friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (on July,until 8:30p.m.)

Access during normal business hours is free. In periods of extraordinary openings and no regular schedule consistent accreditation you will be requested at:

  • TIU: for staff belonging to the University Community of the UA.
  • Your college identification card: for students from other universities.
  • Temporary External User license with the DNI: for staff endorsed or belonging to groups that have established an agreement with the Library of the University of Alicante. This card can be requested at the counter of Punt BIU of the General Library.

They will be closed holidays approved in the work schedule.

Study room 24 hours

The 24-hour study room located on the ground floor of the General library building, and with entrance from outside, is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year except 24 and 31 December, which will be closed from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. of the following day.

Study room in San Fernando building

The San Fernando 40 building in the center of Alicante offers of the University Community Conference, meetings and study rooms.

Study hall will remain open on a regular basis from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. except examinations periods, in which it will be open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday.

During the month of August, the schedule of the room will be, from Monday to Friday, from  8 am to 9 pm. Closed on weekends.

Any change in the schedule available on the building itself or on the phone 965 90 98 90.

NOTICE: The University Library has no jurisdiction over this room.

Extraordinary openings (General Library Building)

Special schedules by EXAMS PERIOD
  • On January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2018, the hours will be from 8:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Minimum Services, and from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the first floor will function exclusively as a study room.
  • On January 6 and 7, 2018, the first floor will function as a study room from 08:30 to 21:00.
  • From January 8 to January 26, 2018. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., all rooms.
  • From May 25 to June 17, 2018. From 8:30 to 2:30, all rooms.
  • From June 18 to July 12, 2018. From 8:30 to 2:30, only the 1st floor.
  • The 24-hour Room is open every day of the week.

Holidays periods

  • Closed from December 25, 2017 until January 5, 2018.
  • On December 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2017, and on January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2018, in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the General Library with Minimal Services will open. 14:00 h. at 9:00 p.m. only the 1st floor room will be open exclusively as study room.
  • The Study Room is open 24 hours, except on December 24 and 31, 2016 in which it will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following day.
  • Closed from 13 April to 24 April 2017.
  • The days 18, 19, 20, and 21 April, the General Library will be opened with basic services offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, in case of high occupancy,  the fisrt floor will be available as reading room from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.,  while the other rooms will be closed.
  • From the 1st to 31st July 2017 the schedule will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (except for the Education Library which closes at 8:00 p.m.).
  • From the 1st to the 4th and from the 28th to 31st August will remain opened the Arst Library and the Polytechnical and Sciences of the Health Library, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Closed from the 5th to the 27th August.

This calendar may suffer unforeseen variations, please consult the news of the Libraries.


University Library

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera San Vicente s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 965 90 3996

Fax: (+34) 96 590 3735



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