Préstamo de puestos de estudio / Ikaspostuen mailegua: English

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

To access the Reading Rooms 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 in the Reading Room, 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 will behave adequately and in line with the health recommendations derived from the current situation (mandatory use of face mask, respect distancing and good hygiene guidelines).
  • 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.

Cleaning of study places

Coming into the Reading Room or Reference Room you'll find virucidal spray and a roll of paper. Please use these cleaning items to disinfect your assigned study place.


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.