The UCLouvain staff card or the UCLouvain student access card entitles its holder to free access and borrowing privileges at all UCLouvain libraries and learning commons.
UCLouvain libraries hold 1.5 million books and 3,500 current paper journals, in addition to the resources located in research laboratories and specialised centres with subject-specific source documents.
UCLouvain libraries offer access through their portal to more than 30,000 e-journals from all the major scientific publishers, as well as 80,000 e-books and some 100 bibliographical and factual databases, such as Bloomberg/Macrobond, Scopus and SciFinder. Paper and electronic resources are easily accessible on site as well as off-site through the Libellule library portal. In addition, Discovery helps users browse and search, via a single interface, all UCL print and digital holdings, databases and external references.
In addition, UCLouvain offers DIAL (Digital Access to Libraries), a digital consultation and long-term storage tool for UCLouvain and partner institution research publications. Digital versions of all research publications are definitively stored, and their online promotion and dissemination is assured. The institutional repository is flexible enough to host heterogeneous content and allow varied access and use. The main purpose of DIAL is offering the full publication text, not just bibliographic references.
Need help? Ninety trained librarians are on hand to help users in their reference work and literature search.