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The CRAI in figures

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The CRAI in figures

  • The CRAI in figures 2021


The CRAI of the University of Barcelona presents this compilation of significant figures in order to offer a panoramic, as well as a synthetic, view of its facilities, resources and activities corresponding to the year 2021.


To facilitate the consultation, data are structured into three main blocks: Facilities, equipment and human resources, Services and Information resources and patrimonial collections; plus, a fourth block, CRAI's user satisfaction, where data are extracted from user satisfaction surveys.


  • Facilities, equipment and human resources


Computer lab
16 CRAI libraries
38.416 m2 built
6.404 library seats
16 computer labs with 269 seats
80 working rooms with 546 seats
169 laptops
3.269 electrical connection points
236 workers


  • Services



Loan service
1.028.650 CRAI libraries visits
1.347.843 downloaded articles from electronic journals
506.371 inquiries and eBook downloads
2.702.478 queries and downloads of databases
10.153 queries answered at User Support Service, (S@U)
270.716 loans and renewals of documents and equipment
8.736 interlibrary loan received requests from other libraries
2.804.203 CRAI web views
4.689.054 catalog searches
11.496 attending training courses


  • Information resources and patrimonial collections


Bibliographic fund
1.692.206 printed books
356.824 electronic books
16.682 audiovisual documents
39.297 printed journals
39.120 electronic journals
271 databases
17.975 other types of electronic resources
66.818 documents at the Digital Repository
9.119 doctoral theses at the Digital Repository and at TDX (Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa)
4.349 documents at BiPaDi (Biblioteca Patrimonial Digital)
22.967 documents at MDC (Memòria Digital de Catalunya)
29% of UB's articles published at the Digital Repository
97 journals at RCUB (Revistes Científiques de la Universitat de Barcelona)
2.180 manuscripts
1.240 incunabula
120.000 printed documents from the 16th century to 1820
890 parchments
+8.000 engravings in separate plates
2.161 objects digitalized by CEDI (Digitization Centre)
30 personal collections
82 special collections
76 digital collections


  • CRAI's user satisfaction


User satisfaction survey
97,7% of teaching and researcher staff global satisfaction
90,1% of student global satisfaction



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