The mission of the Camilo José Cela University Library is to support the improvement of study, teaching, learning and research, through the selection, organisation, conservation and dissemination of scientific information resources. We thus favour the achievement of our University’s objectives and contribute to its social and cultural development.

The university library has all its centralised services in a single building located at the Villafranca del Castillo Campus. Its holdings are comprised of a total of over 29,000 volumes, in addition to other collections in different media such as CD-ROM, DVD, videos, microfilms and 278 periodical publications. In addition, the library allows access to and consultation of electronic resources for study and research purposes. These electronic resources are available through our database service.

All members of the University Community are full users of the Library, and as such are able to use its facilities, holdings, resources and services in accordance with current regulations. To access the loan and reading room service, users must request the Smart Card in the Student Secretary’s Office.


The Camilo José Cela University Library catalogue allows users to consult and search for bibliographic references included in our library collection. The catalogue provides us information on the location, the number of copies and the status of the work consulted.

Opening hours

From Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm. Special opening hours during exam periods. All services will be interrupted 15 minutes before closing times.

Telephone: : 607 903 069

Ana María Alonso Martín

Personal Staff
Gema González Díaz

Personal Staff
Marta Isabel García Rodríguez

Access to Catalogue



The reading room has 106 reading desks and includes reference bibliographic material, reference works, monographs, etc.

Rules of use

  • No smoking
  • No eating or drinking
  • Please be silent
  • Respect the facilities
  • Turn off mobile phones
  • Leave books in the trolleys

All members of the university community have access to this service, and to use it they simply have to present their university card.

  • Teachers: 60 days 15 books, 7 days 10 videos and 60 days 15 computer files.
  • Administration and Services Staff: 30 days 10 books, 3 days 3 videos and 15 days 10 computer files.
  • Students: 15 days 3 books, 3 days 1 video and 15 days 3 computer files.

The consultation and reference works (the latter are distinguished with a yellow dot on their spine), as well as the periodical publications, may not be taken out on loan. This material may be photocopied, recalling the limitations established in Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 of 12 April, which approves the Consolidated Text of the Intellectual Property Law.Videos and DVDs will only be given to students for a maximum of 48 hours. The loan period for teachers will be one week.


Books are always renewable, except when they have been reserved by another user. Renewals can be processed via telephone.Renewals can be processed via telephone by indicating the barcode of the copy and your name and surname(s). Loans may not be renewed in the case that the reader has another loan with an expired return date.


In the case that a book is out on loan, it may be reserved. Reserved books will only be saved for one day from the notice.Books may not be reserved in the case that the reader has another loan with an expired return date.


Delays in returning the loaned material will be penalised, with the user being prohibited from using the loan service per day and delayed copy, i.e., if they have three books which are three days late, they will be prohibited a total of nine days.For more information, consult the  Loan regulations.

Loan schedule

9am a 8pm, every day from Monday to Friday. During exam months, the loan service will also be available on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.

The acquisitions service is responsible for the selection, request and receipt of all types of bibliographic materials for their subsequent incorporation into the Library’s collection within the current month.Any member of the university community can make requests to purchase new material by filling in the forms that are available to them at the information and loan counter, or by filling in and sending the following  form.The library publishes a monthly bulletin of book and non-library material acquisitions available at the information desk.New acquisitions which appear on the left of the of the Library catalogue screen.For more information on the status of your requested orders, please consult:

  • Visit the library directly (from 9am to 5.30pm)
  • Or send an email to

The information and reference service provides guidance in the search for information, both inside and outside the Library.Its services include:

  • Information on the organisation, services and functioning of the library (opening hours, regulations, etc.)
  • Information on the library’s location and holdings, thematic collections, reference works, etc.
  • Help in specialised bibliographic searches
  • Training for the use of the library’s automated catalogue
  • Bibliographic searches in electronic sources
  • General and varied information.

Compiling collections of non-book materials in different media and making them available for users. It has video tape and DVD viewing equipment and PCs to consult electronic resources available on the Internet and on CD-ROM. It has a multimedia room.

Video library

There are 4 video and DVD viewing desks. To use them, you are required to show your university card.

CD-ROM resources

There are computer desks for accessing different CD-ROMs with different content; mainly reference works and databases.

Multimedia room

It has 8 computer desks and a scanner. With personalised access via keys.

Access to the Catalogue

You can directly access the automated catalogue of the UCJC Library holdings via the internet connection at any computer desk.

The purpose of the Interlibrary Loan is to provide all members of the university community with documents that are not in their collections, by requesting them from other libraries and documentation centres.

All members of the university community can request to consult monographs, congress materials, theses, etc., as well as photocopies of articles from journals or chapters from books, as well as copies on microfilm. The library does not provide reference works (such as dictionaries), originals of old or rare books, complete magazine editions, etc.

In order to request a document, you will first need to register as a user on the GTBib system and, once your username and password have been confirmed, you will need to fill in a form with as much bibliographic data as possible to facilitate the identification and location process.  Form

Before requesting a document, you should make sure that it is not in our library’s Catalogue.  It will not be possible to request works that are easy to acquire.

Requests are usually made via email and some time may pass before the material is received. Once the Library has received the material, it will inform the user, either by phone or email.

Original documents received through the interlibrary loan will only be able to be consulted in the Library’s Reading Room.

Requests and consultations of doctoral theses  are subject to the signing of a written commitment on the proper use thereof from the point of view of intellectual property; restrictions may apply.

 Reprography  services and use of document reproductions will be solely for personal use and for study or research purposes, as stipulated in the intellectual property legislation on private copying.

  • This service involves a cost, which is set out in the agreement on Interlibrary Loans signed between the university and the REBIUN (Spanish University Library Network) research libraries.The following rates apply for the 2017/2018  academic year:Book loans: 8 euros
  • Initial block of up to 40 photocopies: 5 euros
  • Each block of 10 additional copies: 1 euro

Regulations for requesting libraries

Requests will be sent via email in a format that facilitates the identification of the requested document. Faxes are also accepted.

A positive response will be provided within five working days of receiving the request. Negative responses will be given within two working days of receipt.

The loan period will be one month.

When photocopies are provided, the supplying and receiving libraries must comply with the requirements necessary for complying with the copyright.

When the library receives the documents on loan, it will use them in line with its usual regulations, unless the supplying library stipulates its own conditions.

The requesting library is responsible for any damage or deterioration caused to the documents, from the point in which they are sent by the supplying library until they are received again by it. They must be returned through a shipping system that preserves their physical integrity.

The psychological tests that are carried out by the Department of Education and Psychology of our University are included in the  Library catalogue .

List of Psychological Tests

The purpose of this service is to inform the students about the operations of the library, its services and holdings, whatever their means. To reinforce their training in the use of information resources, with the overall aim of ensuring that the students learn to use the library.

To this end, the following is carried out:Basic training: in-person training for new students in the use of the library, and for other students who wish to complete it.

Introductory course:

  1. Operation of the library and its services
  2. Use of the library catalogue: information that can be retrieved in it and means for consultation.
  3. The content of the Library website

Registration form

More specialised training:  design of courses on specialised resources for the different degrees. The possibility of requesting these types of courses will be publicised among the professors and students.For more information:

Library Information Desk

Ana Mª Alonso

Gema González

Telephone 91 860 93 26

The Exchange Service of the UCJC Library allows other libraries or institutions to exchange their journals with the Edupsykhé journal published by the Department of Education and Psychology of the Camilo José Cela University


Edupsykhe-v1Subtítulo: Revista de Psicología y Psicopedagogía
Subtitle:  Psychology and Psychopedagogy Journal
Directors: Miguel Ángel Pérez Nieto and Francisco Pérez Fernández
Periodicity: Per semester
Format: Rustic
Department: Psychology
Faculty: Health Sciences
Publisher: Camilo José Cela University
Organ of expression of the Department of Psychology and Education of the Camilo José Cela University. On the one hand, it is a monograph that aims to take stock of any of the fields of research in which Edupsykhé is interested. On the other, and on a linguistic level, in response to the present scientific panorama, it will indistinctly host works in English and Spanish. It stands out for its detailed structuring, interest and amenity, in addition to the rigour of its content.

Published editions and year:

  • Vol.13, No. 2 (December 2014)
  • Vol.13, No. 1 (July 2014)
  • Vol. 12, No. 2 (December 2013)
  • Vol. 12, No. 1 (July 2013)
  • Vol.11, No. 2 (October 2012)
  • Vol.11, No. 1 (July 2012)
  • Vol.10, No. 2 (October 2011)
  • Vol.10, No. 1 (October 2011)
  • Vol.9, No. 2 (October 2010)
  • Vol.9, No. 1 (March 2010)
  • Vol. 8, No. 2 (October 2009)
  • Vol. 8, No.1 (March 2009)
  • Vol. 7, No. 2 (October 2008)
  • Vol. 7, No.1 (March 2008)
  • Vol. 6, No. 2 (October 2007)
  • Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2007)
  • Vol. 5, No. 2 (October 2006) Monograph No.: Latest developments in behavioural therapy (with regards to the third generation)
  • Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2006)
  • Vol. 4, No. 2 (October 2005) Monograph No.: Cognition and emotion in clinical psychology
  • Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 2005)
  • Vol. 3, No. 2 (October 2004)
  • Vol. 3, No. 1 (March 2004)
  • Vol. 2, No. 2 (October 2003) Monograph No.: Current perspectives of physical activity and sport psychology
  • Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2003)
  • Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 2002) Monograph No.: Diversity in education: from problem to added value
  • Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 2002)

Requests for exchanges should be addressed to:

Universidad Camilo José Cela
Gema González
Castillo de Alarcón, 49
28692 Villafranca del Castillo (Madrid)