CIB-Library is considered the reference library in Spain in Biology and Biomedicine for its multidisciplinary collection: 1,367 printed titles of journals and series (20 open) and 11,900 books, as well as all CSIC resources. It is integrated into the CSIC-Libraries-Network by contributing to the interlibrary loan, to the maintenance of the CSIC Bibliographic Catalog of the Network and the maintenance of OA digital repository. See Regulations and Services Charter.

Virtual Library (Primo): simultaneously searches in all resources subscribed by the printed and electronic CSIC, in others free, in the funds of the bibliographic catalogs and archives, and in the institutional repository Digital.CSIC, giving access to the different options of results from SFX included document request.

E-Resources-CSIC: web-portals of e-journals, e-books, bibliographic databases, A-Z lists of journals, bibliographic managers. Remote access to all e-resources via PAPI service  is no longer necessary. Recognition is done through authentication-CSIC.

Digital.CSIC: digital repositories of open access archives of the research activity of the CSIC. The Delegated File Service (SAD) provides researchers with such a deposit. URICI (CSIC-Libraries-Network)  through the Technical Office of DC, provides funding for the open access publication of results of CSIC authors.

Legacy of  Doctor Gregorio Marañón. Documentary background: (1100 scientific and humanistic works, bound in 34 volumes and digitized, as well as 1400 books of his private library). CSIC-Bibliographic-OPAC (search by: Signature: Leg. Marañón) Requests for research purposes: read Rules and rates and submit form.

Archive Collection : The Archive of the Margarita Salas Biological Research Centre is constituted by the transfer to our library of the graphic and documentary archive of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM). This collection includes a series of digitised photographs of the 6th FEBS Congress (Madrid, 1969). This congress was a reference in Spanish biochemistry. The collection can be consulted at SIMURG



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Reading room: Very spacious and bright, it has 20 places for reading with wi-fi. Fascicles of current year CIB-suscribed magazines were exposed, as well as books published since 1995. The rest of the funds are located in a bookstore with 3200 m of shelves. (Access-card to CIB-users, 24/7). Cambia texto  

Private offices (only for CIB-researchers).
Reprographic Service: belonging to the Library, is provided with 2 B/W photocopier and 1 other in color, 2 binders and 2 cutters. Users of other CSIC institutes: showing written authorization from their library. External users: 0.6 Euros / Copy (Conditions imposed by law).

Opening hours:

  • Personal attention for internal users , Tuesday to Thursday : 9.00 - 19.00, Monday and Friday : 9.00-14.30
  • External users (direct entry, c / Ramiro de Maeztu, 9) Monday to Friday : 9.00 - 14.30