Préstamo de puestos de estudio / Ikaspostuen mailegua: English

Reading Rooms and Reference Room (Bilbao) and Study Room (San Sebastian)

To access the Reading Rooms, the Reference Room or the Study Room you'll need to borrow a study place. To do this, follow the instructions of the Self Check stations located in:

  • Bilbao: the Reference Room or the Welcome Desk.
  • San Sebastian: Main hall.

You'll be assigned a specific seat, for a 4-hour period. You'll also receive a confirmation email indicating the assigned seat.

Remember that before leaving the Library you'll need to return your study place, using one of the Self Check stations.

Important: After the return of a study place, the system will prevent you from borrowing a new study place for the following 15 minutes.

Terms and conditions

To make use of this service, the user will accept the terms and conditions as detailed below:

  • Loans are personal and non-transferrable. Once a user borrows a workstation, they’ll receive a confirmation email including the assigned location.
  • The standard loan period is 4 hours. This loan can be renewed for an additional 2 hours from a user’s personal account in Oceano.
  • Users may borrow a new workstation provided there are spaces available at the time of return.
  • The user agrees to return their assigned workstation when leaving the Library.
  • Users should act appropriately and comply with the University Library regulation.
  • Any anomaly detected by a user must be immediately reported to a member of staff.
  • Late return of the workstation will imply the user will be denied access to circulation services for 3 days.


By signing in to Océano and going to "My Loans" it's possible to renew the loan for an additional 2 hours.

Please bear in mind!

Number of resources on loan

Borrowing a study place will count towards the maximum number of items you can have on loan, together with books or a laptop.

Type of user Maximum number of items
Undergraduate students 10
Postgraduate and PhD students 20
Friends of the Library / Alumni 10


Blocks derived from the late return of any kind of resource (study place, laptop or book) will affect the borrowing rights of all resources, regardless of their type.