Reading books at the Library-CRAL

In  the  library  you  have  free  access  to  any  of  our  books  and  documents.  You  can  find specific documents using our digital catalogue.

You can also use our computers and DVD players to watch audiovisual documents. To do so, you must first leave your user card with the library staff.


Through our borrowing service you can take home at any one time up to 2 books, 1 DVD, 1 CD, 1 CD-ROM and 1 magazine.

Borrowing Policy

  • A Library-CRAL user card is required to borrow documents. The card is personal and non-transferable.
  • Borrowing times vary depending on the item:
    • Audiovisual material (DVDs and CDs): 1 week (non-renewable).
    • Course  books,  activity  books  and  grammars: 1 week (renewable  once,  except for required reading books).
    • General documents and books: 2 weeks (renewable twice, except in the case of required reading books).
    • Reference books (dictionaries, atlases and other frequently used books), current issues  of  periodicals  and  course  books  that  are  required  during  the  current academic year: cannot be borrowed.
  • You can only borrow one frequently used reference book (indicated with a blue label) for each language and classification type.
  • Borrowed items can be renewed —providing nobody else has reserved them— during the last three days of the borrowing period. You can renew them at the library or through your user account at the online catalogue.
  • Reservations can only be made through the user account at the online catalogue. Users can  only  have  one  active  reservation, which  has to  be  picked  up  at the library within two days after receiving the notice email. Otherwise, the reservation will be cancelled. At any one time, a document can be reserved by a maximum of two users.

    You will be penalised for overdue items: the number of overdue days will be added up and you will not be allowed to borrow books for that same amount of days.

  • If you lose a book or return it damaged, you will have to buy a new copy (except if it was stolen, in which case you must show library staff the police theft report). Failure to return any items will result in being denied a library card the following year.
  • Users must abide by current laws on intellectual property when using borrowed items.


The  Library-CRAL  has  14  broadband-connected  computers  you  can  use to  view EOIBD resources or other external resources. To do so, you must first leave your user card with the library staff.


If you want a password  for the EOIBD WiFi network, you must ask the library  staff and show them your user card.

International TV Channels

The  Library-CRAL  has  2  televisions  with  satellite  channels  available.  To use  them,  you must first leave your user card with the library staff.