The centre has a reading room where all the documentation of the library can be consulted. The reading room is open to all, but most especially to investigators of the Institute, to the institutions who form the IERMB consortium, to technicians and civil servants of the local administration, to the University community and to scholars in general.

All the books of the Documentation Centre can be borrowed at the same conditions of the rest of the UAB libraries. The following cannot be borrowed:

  • Reference books: encyclopaedias, dictionaries, etc.
  • Grey literature: reports, studies, projects, etc.
  • Cartography


The Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona) has its social headquarters in the Bellaterra campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

Autonomous University of Barcelona(Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Campus of Bellaterra
Plaça del Coneixement, edifici MRA, p. 2
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


tel.: 93 586 88 80

Opening hours for the public: 8-15h

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