Abraham Zacut Library

http://sabus.usal.es/ 

The recently created Abraham Zacut Library (March 2001) is the Library of Technical Sciences. It was created with the goal of continuing the creation of the so-called “area libraries”, a process which was initiated with the creation of the Library of Legal-Social Sciences and will continue with the libraries of Humanities and Bio-sanitation Sciences.

The Technical zacut1.pngSciences Libraries are comprised of the Faculty of Sciences and Chemical Sciences, the Superior Technical School of Industrial Engineering in Béjar, and the Superior Polytechnical School of Zamora. The geographical distance that separates the three sites impedes a physical centralization of the various collections.

The Abraham Zacut Library gathers the bibliographic material from the former libraries of Science and Chemical Science (located in the Faculty of Sciences), Physical Sciences (located in the Trinligüe building) and Exact Sciences (located in the Mathematics building). It addressed the investigative needs of the following degree programs: Statistics, Computer Science Engineering, Geological Engineering, Technical Engineer in Computer Science Systems, Physics, Geology, Mathematics, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.

 


ARRANGEMENT:

The Library has four floors and is set up as follows:
Basement: Periodicals, map collections audiovisual room.
Ground Floor: Reading room, reference collection, and group study rooms.
First Floor: Reading room, basic collection, group study rooms.
Second Floor: Reading room, special collections, reserved research areas.

SCHEDULE:

The regular schedule for the Library is Monday - Friday 8:30 - 21:00; Saturday 9:00 - 13:00.

During exam periods, the schedule is extended to Monday - Friday 8:30 - 23:00; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:00 - 21:00.

COLLECTION:

The circulating collection consists of documented materials that the Library makes available to its users. These include:

Basic Collection, introduction to scientific knowledge.
General and specialized reference collection.
Specialized collection in science and technology.
La gestión de la colección comporta tareas de planificación, evaluación, selección y adquisición. zacut2.png

The collection is currently comprised of:

Monographs: 27956
Maps: 2645
Cd-rom: 88
Videos: 141
Microfiche: 137
Closed periodicals: 859
Current periodicals : 704

Additionally there are electronic resources (database, electronic journals) which can be accessed from the Library Services web page (http://sabus.usal.es/).

SERVICES:

Information desk.
Loans: All Library material can be checked out, with the exception of general reference works, high demand material with limited copies, material not yet available in the general market, etc. and periodicals.
Inter-library loans.
Copying Services: In addition to two photocopy machines for public use, the library has 2 scanners (one A3) that can copy maps and other material.
Bibliography and reference information: The library offers an information and reference service in order to improve library skills and optimize the use of resources .

ADDRESS:

Biblioteca Abraham Zacut
Calle de las Mazas S/N
37008 Salamanca

Teléfono: 923-294400 Extensión 1502
Fax: 923-294729
email:bibcien@usal.es