Accessing UB electronic resources

The E-Resources Access Service (SIRE) provides access to electronic information resources contracted by CRAI, from a computer/client/device inside or outside the University of Barcelona network. It is based on OCLC's EZproxy solution.



You must be PDI, PTGAS or student of the University of Barcelona

You must authenticate yourself as a member of the UB (with UB or local identifier)


E-Resources Access Service (SIRE)

We present two access options:


Enabling access. If you access material from a search engine results page (e.g. Google or PubMed), a shortcut or a bookmark, or from UB Virtual Campus.

You must install the Sire button, by dragging this image to the bookmarks bar:


         SIRE Recursos-e CRAI UB

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With access activated automatically. You must access it through Cercabib



When SIRE is activated, the UB authentication page will appear, where you must authenticate yourself as a member of the UB (with UB or local identifier)

The session automatically ends after an hour of inactivity

The session can also be disconnected by entering this URL:

If a massive download (more than 2 GB in less than 1 hour) is done, the system blocks the user



Remember that the use of electronic resources is only authorized for academic purposes, not for profit or professional activities outside the University.

The terms and conditions of use must be accepted once per year.