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  • The CRAI in figures 2019


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 2019.


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
36.998 m2 built
6.467 library seats
16 computer labs with 315 seats
74 working rooms with 471 seats
166 laptops
2.449 electrical connection points
239 workers


  • Services



Loan service
3.069.278 CRAI Libraries visits
2.031.414 downloaded articles from electronic journals
408.583 inquiries and eBook downloads
2.985.773 queries and downloads of databases
6.179 queries answered at User Support Service, (S@U)
534.824 loans and renewals of documents and equipment
11.972 received requests for book or articles from other libraries
2.420.916 CRAI web views
5.419.140 catalog searches
13.324 attending training courses


  • Information resources and patrimonial collections


Bibliographic fund
1.675.012 printed books
187.632 electronic books
17.134 audiovisual documents
40.282 printed journals
36.682 electronic journals
242 databases
2.621 other types of electronic resources
46.888 documents at the Digital Repository
7.695 doctoral theses at the Digital Repository and at TDX (Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa)
3.903 documents at BiPaDi (Biblioteca Patrimonial Digital)
17.059 documents at MDC (Memòria Digital de Catalunya)
27% of UB's articles published at the Digital Repository
86 journals at RCUB (Revistes Científiques de la Universitat de Barcelona)
2.150 manuscripts
1.240 incunabula
120.000 printed documents from the 16th century to 1820
890 parchments
+8.000 engravings in separate plates
6.879 objects digitalized by CEDI (Digitization Centre)
11 personal collections
60 special collections
68 digital collections


  • CRAI's user satisfaction


User satisfaction survey
93% of teaching and researcher staff global satisfaction
92% of student global satisfaction



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