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Science Collections

Documentary collections

The documentary collections 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”. You can find the documentary collections of the Library and Media Library, as well as those of other libraries nationwide that are specialised in our disciplines, in CSIC bibliographic catalogueOur documents are coded there under the heading B-CienNat. The ones in the Media Library are differentiated by the code MED.

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

 Documentary resources of the Historical Archive

  • 293 archive boxes
  • 2.674 dossiers
  • 198.032  sheets

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