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LIBRARY GENERAL QUESTIONS

Virtual Library https://library.ie.edu/en/home

Madrid campuses:

  • Calle Maria de Molina 31bis, corner with Calle Núñez de Balboa, 28006.
  • IE Tower  Calle Castellana 259E, 28046.

Segovia campus: Calle Cardenal Zuñiga 12, Santa Cruz la Real Convent, 40003.

The library opening hours will match those of the different buildings.

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (GMT+2)
  • Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm (GMT+2)
  • Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm (GMT+2)

Madrid Campus:

  • Email: biblioteca@ie.edu
  • Telephone: +34 91 782 17 08
  • Whatsapp: +34 683 70 12 86
  • Chat on the library website.

Segovia Campus:

 

Alumni can request access to the physical IE University Library to María de Molina 31bis (Madrid) or Segovia Campus from Monday to Friday by filling out the contact form.

Former members of IE Community with materials pending to be returned to the Library will be excluded from all the Library services and products indefinitely.

Non-IE Community member researchers are welcome to consult our collections, please contact the Library and we will contact you as soon as possible. See here for other nearby libraries with study rooms.

 

Yes. To log in, use the email and password provided by IE. 

On the Madrid Campus, study rooms and work rooms can be reserved using the application available on Campus.

On the Segovia Campus, there are reading places in the library. You can also study in other locations as long as they are not reserved: workrooms (3rd floor), and in the classrooms.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLLECTION

There is no limit for electronic resources (ebooks, articles, etc.).

During the academic year, students can borrow up to 8 items at a time, regardless of whether they are books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc. During vacation and absences due to internships, up to 12 items can be borrowed.

Faculty and alumni PLUS can borrow up to 8 items at a time, regardless of whether they are books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc.

Professors, staff, PhD, and DBA have unlimited borrowing rights.

Yes, you need your IE ID card to borrow and return items. Please note that it needs to be activated 24 hours before your first loan.

You also need it to renew and pay your fines through the DiY IEU Library APP.

  • There are several options for ebooks, it depends on the platform and the publisher.
  • Students can borrow physical items for 15 days.
  • Professors/faculty/staff, PDH, and DBA can borrow physical items for 60 days.
  • Alumni PLUS can borrow physical items for 30 days. 
 

Yes, items with red or green dots and printed journals cannot be taken out of the library. However, you can ask the librarians about them.

 Also, at professors’ request, the due date for certain items can be changed (usually DVDs).

Please, note that items in the PhD section can only be borrowed by PhD, DBA, and Staff.

 
  • Students and Faculty can renew items 3 times. Renewals have to be processed via the website or DiY IEU Library APP, using your  “User Portal”.
  • Staff, PhD, and DBA users enjoy unlimited renewals.
 

Items can be renewed at any time once they have been borrowed.

 
  • When the item has been requested by another user.
  • When it has already been renewed 3 times.
  • When the item is overdue.
  • When the borrower has pending fines.
 

Yes, you can reserve items online using your IE credentials on the webpage or the DiY IEU Library APP. Search for the material you want with our catalog and click the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” button.

Once you receive an email confirming it has become available, you can pick up the item. Reserved items can be found in the Holds area with a paper with the holders’ names. Take the one with your name and borrow it with the DiY IEU Library APP.

 

IE University Library reserves the right to block a user portal due to inappropriate behavior in the library or inappropriate use of its holdings, and even to withhold the services and products the library offers. The user will always be notified in advance.

Yes, you can. It normally takes about 24 hours for the item to arrive at your library from the other campus.

 

Yes, through the interlibrary lending program.

You can place the request through our catalog by clicking the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” button.

If you are a student, the request has to include information about the class for which you need the item and the name of the professor.

 

IE University Library acquires items in an online format, provided that such format exists for academic use. Please, check the New Purchases Policy and fill out the Acquisition form.

 

The Library holds a copy of all compulsory items on syllabus reading lists.

 

Final Projects are deposited in their respective Departments for the required length of time. 

 

HOW TO SEARCH

During library service hours, there are librarians available to help you both in-person on campus and via our instant-messaging service on our homepage and Whatsapp +34 683 70 12 86. We can help through Teams and Zoom, too.

Outside service hours, you can browse our virtual library, send us an e-mail or send us an instant message with your question and we will reply as soon as possible.

From the library website, just enter your search term in the search box.

From the online campus, click the Library button. Go back to the homepage and you can now access all the resources available in the online catalog.

With the DiY IEU Library APP, you can search the catalog.

On the library catalog or your My account, access with your IE credentials. The username and password are the same as the campus online login information.

From the DiY IEU Library APP, where you can manage your loans, holds, fines; borrow, renew, return items, and solve pending payments. You can also search the catalog.

 

Books are organized by subject and by call number within each subject from left to right and top to bottom on the shelves. The shelves are labeled with general and detailed information on each subject.

 

Another user may be using it at that time, it might be on the shelving trolley, or on a table waiting to be reshelved. It could also be incorrectly shelved, or the item may be lost. Regardless, contact a librarian and they will help you locate the item.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Contact the Library, and send a screenshot of the error. Contact the IT team.

Yes, they can. They can consult how to use Turnitin, the plagiarism checking tool, in this guide.

Yes, our Library implements new and trendy tecnologies such as augmented reality, inmersive reality, gamification, AI, etc.

 

ACCESSING ONLINE RESOURCES

The IE community can use this service to access the online resources that the Library subscribes to (databases, e-books, electronic journals, multimedia material, etc.) by searching our online catalog WorldCat from any device connected to the internet.

 

Accessing these materials from a computer outside the IE campus requires authentication by a member of the IE community with the credentials provided by IE (e-mail and password). Go to the login screen and select “IE Community.” No authentication is required to access the Virtual Library from a computer inside the campus or through a VPN. 

 

All members of the IE community: students, PDI- teachers and researchers, PAS- Administrative team. Alumni PLUS can access a specific list of electronic resources.

 

There are several ways to connect to electronic resources:

  • Searching for electronic resources in  the Library catalog.
  • The DiY IEU Library APP.
  • The search option on Campus online.
  • The resources selected on our website.
 

You can always ask a librarian. They will show you how to search for something specific or to schedule an information session—in person or online—where you can learn more about the online resources available. Check the Training service, where you can also request a training session.

You can register for the open training sessions on Events.

 

Once you have completed the search in the library catalog, or directly in the database, you will have to check that the document you have selected is available in the library.  When searching the library catalog, make sure that the item location reads “IE Universitary Library.” If it does not, you can request the item through the “Get it for me/Place Hold” button in WorldCat.

 

There are links to the premium press on the library’s homepage where you can find international and Spanish news.

 

You can reserve these databases by contacting the library. 

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