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Science Collections

Documentary archives

The documentary collection consists of books and documents on the following subjects: Geology, Palaeontology, Mineralogy, Nature, Biodiversity, Zoology (especially Malacology and Entomology), Ethology, Bioacoustics, Taxidermy, Museology and Museography.

The Documentation Centre belongs to the CSIC Network of Libraries in the category of “associate library”. Here you can consult the documentary archives of the Library and Media Library, as well as those of other libraries nationwide that are specialised in our disciplines.

Our documents are coded there under the heading B-CienNat. The ones in the Media Library are differentiated by the code MED.

CSIC catalogue

http://aleph.csic.es

Museums and archives library catalogue, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona

http://ccuc.cbuc.cat/search~S10*cat

Documentary resources of the Library

  • Monographs: 15,713
  • Journals: 1,673
  • Maps: 3,358
  • Audiovisuals: 1,262
  • Special collections: 700 titles of naturalist subjects from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Archive documents: 1,591 dossiers (approximately 109,000 pages)
  • Photographs: 9,000

 Documentary resources of the Historical Archive

  • 257 archive boxes
  • 2,385 dossiers

Documentary resources of the Photographic Archive

  • The photography archive consists of 9,000 documents, mostly photographic prints on paper, which have yet to be catalogued