The library at Universidad Europea de Valencia is a resource centre for learning, teaching, research, innovation and activities related to the operation and management of the University as a whole.
The idea of Information Service. The purpose of this Service is not merely to look after the entire library catalog, but rather, Information Service staff are available to help meet any information needs of all types of users: Students, alumni, teaching staff and administration and service staff.
The incorporation of specialised collections in the different subjects related to courses taught at the University.
MISSION AND VISION
The mission of the José Planas Library is to provide excellent service as an active participant in learning, research and innovation, through the comprehensive management of resources and information services to meet the needs of its users, thus contributing to achieving the University’s objectives.
The library aims to offer the entire university community a quality service that allows for the access and dissemination of information resources, as well as to collaborate in the processes of knowledge creation, in order to contribute to the achievement of our institutional objectives of Academic Excellence and Business Effectiveness.
The library’s vision is to be a resource center for learning, teaching, research, innovation and continuous training as a key part of all comprehensive education processes, as well as teaching and research activity.
In short, our aim is to offer services and resources - in-person and virtually - to facilitate the learning process and access to information for all members of the community, becoming a reference center for the University.
The José Planas Library carries out its activities in accordance with a legal framework based on the Law in force. It is internally monitored via the Regulations, which contain the rights and duties of users/clients, and is approved by the Governing Council of the University, also including the Library Commission and the Disciplinary Commission as instruments of support. Revisions to the Regulations are carried out according to changes in the service as presented to the Governing Council, which is responsible for approving the relevant amendments.
The Library recognises and respects copyright and intellectual property rights as provided for in the current legislative framework:
The Library recognises and respects the right to data protection as set out in Organic Law 15-1999 (of 13 December) on the Protection of Personal Data, and in Royal Decree 994-1999 on Security Measures for Automated Files containing Personal Data. In accordance with these regulations, the Library protects users' right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or donated.
Copyright compliance is monitored in the different reprographic systems available in its facilities (photocopiers and scanners), providing posters with information about the limits and exceptions set by Law 23/2006.
LIST OF SERVICES
Cristina Polo Castillejo
Tel.: 960 452827
Olga Bonet Baldrés
Tel.: 960 452827
WHERE CAN YOU FIND US?
Biblioteca “José Planas”
Paseo Alameda, nº 7
Biblioteca “José Planas”
With your user card, you can directly access the following customised services:
Location of library resources:
The Library’s main purpose is to meet and respond to its users’ informational requests.
Access to information is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, both on and off campus, via:
See: The catalogue of library resources, which allows users to locate any item with a single search, showing the printed materials available in the Library collections (in both José Planas and Edificio Europa), as well as the digital information accessible in databases, digital magazines and e-books. This service also facilitates user transactions: loan renewal, reservations, suggestions for the purchase of new items, etc.
To organise our collections, the Library uses the Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
This systematic alphanumeric classification was developed by the Library of Congress of the United States, and originates from Cutter's expansive classification. It divides human knowledge into 21 disciplines or branches of knowledge, and is an indispensable tool for our users/clients when accessing our library collection.
The LCC is used in most research and academic libraries of the United States, and in institutions in more than 150 countries. On a national level, it is used in the Humanities Library at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and any institution of a socio-cultural nature, such as the Picasso Museum of Malaga.
It consists of an ordering by large disciplines or branches of knowledge, identified by a series of letters (from "A" to "Z"), and within that, a series of numbers (from 1 to 9999), which make up the call number. This groups materials dealing with the same subject together on the shelves, differentiating them from each other and sorting them alphabetically.
A: GENERAL WORKS
C: CC. HISTORY AUXILIARIES
E-F : HISTORY OF AMERICA
G : GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, LEISURE AND SPORT
H : ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY
J : POLITICAL SCIENCE
L : EDUCATION
M : MUSIC
N : ART
Q: PHILOLOGY. LINGUISTICS
R : MEDICINE
Q : SCIENCES
S : AGRICULTURE, EDAFOLOGY
T : TECHNOLOGY
U : MILITARY SCIENCE
V : NAVAL SCIENCE
Z : BIBLIOTECONOMY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
The call number appears on coloured labels which identify the type of loan and are located on the back of each of item in the library catalog.
LOANS, RENEWALS AND RESERVATIONS
The Library's collection is available for loan, with the exception of:
2- Maximum loanable items per user
3- Loan conditions for each material
4- Number of renewals allowed
5 - Requirements for renewal
ASSISTANCE AND SPECIALISED INFORMATION
Library staff can guide users who require assistance to obtain specialised information needed for study and research. With users tending to make requests for increasingly specialised information, library staff provide information on all materials in the library catalog: printed and digital library collections, their search, access and use.
The assistance and specialised information in the Library is offered both in-person and remotely, with staff responding to email requests.
Bibliographic information and assisted searches
The Library offers personalised attention and help to all its clients/users in the search for and acquisition of information and materials for research, work, teaching etc.
The aim is to assist users in finding the information for which they have previously searched and which they have not been able to find, or to guide them in the use and navigation of information sources. This strengthens students’ competencies in terms of search and management of specialised information and documentation.
Generally, the most appropriate type of source is determined on each occasion. The user will then be trained in the capacities and operation of the source(s) in question.
Mendeley - Bibliographic Reference Manager
Reference managers are programmes that make it easier to manage bibliographic content. It is necessary to have a method of managing and controlling the information collected to avoid losing sight of important items, duplicating or losing references that will be needed in the future.
Mendeley is a web-based reference manager that allows you to:
All Library users can make use of Refworks, although we recommend that you ask Library staff for help, as initially it can be difficult to use the programme and the search resources needed to interact with Refworks.
The Library provides internet access throughout its facilities with a full-coverage WiFi network. For convenience and ease of access, the network operates in open mode.
GROUP STUDY ROOM
In addition, the José Planas Library has four group work rooms available for a minimum of two people and a maximum of four. The same library staff manage these rooms, and each room can always be booked at least 24 hours in advance. If the person making the room reservation does not arrive within 15 minutes of the start time of their reservation, the reservation is cancelled.
The José Planas Library also has a freely accessible computer room, which can be used by any member of the University community.
This room facilitates individual student study and learning with the help of technology. Using a computer can help enhance student productivity in searching for information and presenting projects. In addition, computers are accessible to any student who needs to make an occasional query, check email or access information.