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The CRAI in figures

  • The CRAI in figures 2020


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 2020.


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
37.353 m2 built
6.624 library seats
16 computer labs with 327 seats
80 working rooms with 543 seats
151 laptops
3.006 electrical connection points
239 workers


  • Services



Loan service
719.769 CRAI Libraries visits
2.040.938 downloaded articles from electronic journals
503.154 inquiries and eBook downloads
3.153.707 queries and downloads of databases
9.507 queries answered at User Support Service, (S@U)
312.705 loans and renewals of documents and equipment
9.207 received requests for book or articles from other libraries
2.256.133 CRAI web views
4.694.641 catalog searches
15.721 attending training courses


  • Information resources and patrimonial collections


Bibliographic fund
1.763.844 printed books
187.632 electronic books
13.092 audiovisual documents
40.264 printed journals
36.682 electronic journals
227 databases
2.621 other types of electronic resources
56.647 documents at the Digital Repository
8.407 doctoral theses at the Digital Repository and at TDX (Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa)
3.995 documents at BiPaDi (Biblioteca Patrimonial Digital)
20.007 documents at MDC (Memòria Digital de Catalunya)
25.91% of UB's articles published at the Digital Repository
92 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
2.507 objects digitalized by CEDI (Digitization Centre)
29 personal collections
79 special collections
75 digital collections


  • CRAI's user satisfaction


User satisfaction survey
97.33% of teaching and researcher staff global satisfaction
84% of student global satisfaction


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