Casa de la India's Library specialises in information about India. On the one hand, the library's function is one of support for the Casa de la India's educational and cultural activities, and, on the other, to encourage public access and use of the materials available. Similarly, as a specialised resource centre, its aim is to serve as a forum for university members and researchers at a national level.
The library collection specializes in India and comprises printed books, magazines, audiovisual (DVD, CD, VCD) and multimedia (CD-ROM) materials. Although most of the reources are in English, there is a growing Spanish collection and there are also materials in various Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam. Library members have access to films, documentaries, music and books - fiction (novels, poetry and theatre) and non-fiction - organised by subject, philosophy, religion, society, politics, economy, travel, history, food and art, to name a few.
3. LIBRARY USERS
There are two types of membership which allow access to the Casa de la India library:
The minimum age to use the library is fourteen, excepting those activities which are organised by and held in the library for younger children.
All library users must be in possession of a valid library membership card and show their card to library staff as and when requested to do so.
The Casa de la India library offers the following services:
Resources borrowed must be returned within the specified lending period. For each days delay in the return of the resource, the user will be penalised by one day of not being able to borrow material from the library. In the case of loss or return of damaged resources, the user will replace the resource or, if discontinued, replace the resource with another of similar characteristics, as agreed by the librarian.
6. LIBRARY AREAS
7. OPENING TIMES
The library is open to the public from Monday to Friday (except public holidays):
Mornings: 10:00 to 14:00
Afternoons: 17:00 to 20:00
The library reserves the right to modify these times with respect to other activities organised by the Casa de la India and during vacations. Any changes to the library opening times will be anounced in advance on the Casa de la India notice board and web page.
LINK TO LIBRARY CATALOGUE :
For more information
Casa de la India
Calle Puente Colgante 13
Telf.: 983 228 714
Fax: 983 226 542