IE Library

The IE Library works to support research, teaching and learning, providing access to the necessary information resources, besides to facilitate their conservation and diffusion. There are two centres: IE Business School Foundation, located in Madrid and IE University, located in Segovia, through which all its services are offered. IE Library works with an integrated system web scaled" a software based on cloud computing. The catalogue contains more than 250 million records from libraries and from leading U.S. institutions and 76.2 million records from libraries around the world, present in 170 countries.

The challenges faced by IE Library, that change our information environment every day, among other, include the following:

An ever-expanding digital universe will bring a higher value to information literacy skills such us as basic reading and competence with digital tools. People who lack these skills will face barriers to inclusion in a growing range of areas. The nature of new online business models will heavily influence who can successfully own, profit form, share or access information in the future.

The rapid global expansion in online education resources will make learning opportunities more abundant, cheaper and more accessible. There will be increased value on lifelong learning and more recognition of non-formal and informal learning.

Expanding data sets held by governments and companies will support the advanced profiling of individuals, while sophisticated methods of monitoring and filtering communications data will make tracking those individuals cheaper and easier. Serious consequences for individual privacy and trust in the online world could be experienced.

More opportunities for collective action are realized in hyper-connected societies - enabling the rise of new voices and promoting the growth of single-issue movements at the expense of traditional political parties. Open government initiatives and access to public sector data will lead to more transparency and citizen-focused public services.

Proliferation of hyper-connected mobile devices, networked sensors in appliances and infrastructure, 3D printing and language-translation technologies will transform the global information economy. Existing business models across many industries will experience creative disruption spurred by innovative deceives that help people remain economically active later in life from any location.

Location and facilities

The IE Foundation Business School Library is located on the ground floor and mezzanine of the building in María de Molina, 31 bis. It has 66 reading posts with Internet access and iPads and Tablets loan service, as room material. The entire library has WiFi networks and the paper collection is freely accessible.

How to get there

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 08:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 08:30 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Special extended opening hours: from 6th to 18th of December 2014 (both inclusive)

Monday to Thursday: 08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 08:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Bank holiday (*): 12:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
*Bank holiday: Saturday 6th and Monday 8th of December 2014

IE University Library is located on the first floor of the IE University building in the Campus of Santa Cruz la Real. It offers 157 reading places, four OPACs and Internet. The entire library has WIFI networks (wireless). The paper collection is accesible to all.

How to get there

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 09:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Special extended opening hours: from 6th to 18th of December 2014 (both inclusive)

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 09:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Bank holiday (*): 12:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
*Bank holiday: Saturday 6th and Monday 8th of December 2014