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On May 11, 2021, the rectors of the five Valencian public universities signed an agreement for the constitution of the BUVAL Consortium among the five institutional libraries. This cooperation will allow the sharing of experiences, training, resources and services. The BUVAL Loan will make available to the Research Teaching Staff (PDI) and the Administration and Services Staff (PAS) the bibliographic funds of the five universities.

The BUVAL Loan allows you to borrow up to 6 copies for 15 days at any of the participating libraries, upon request for registration in the form.

 

BUVAL Loan conditions

Who can use the service?

Exclusively the PDI and PAS of the Valencian public universities (UV, UPV, UA, UJI and UMH) that have previously requested registration in the service. UV PAS and PDI will request registration using the following form.

How many documents and how long?

 

PDI / PAS

Observations

Type of material

 

Each university may exclude from the loan some materials: reference works in the room, bibliography in high demand by students (manuals), films, laptops and a document library.                        

Loan terms

15 days

 

Maximum number of copies

6

 

Renovacions

Yes

 

Bookings

No

 

 

Some libraries may add copies and deadlines.

 

How to register

UV PDI / PAS must register by filling in the following form and send it to cataleg@uv.es. Once admitted, you will receive an email of agreement. From this moment on, to use the service you must go in person and with prior identification (DNI, university card) at any of the libraries of the Valencian public universities.

How to apply for loans

During the COVID-19 pandemic situation, to use the BUVAL loan service you must first contact the library that has the document in which you are interested.
Contact forms:

We recommend consulting the library's opening hours and catalogs, as well as the copies excluded from the loan, before the visit. Library catalogs are accessible from Trobes. In the search box, by clicking on the magnifying glass, the option "Search BUVAL" can be chosen as a new profile. The search allows you to retrieve results for materials from the five university libraries, which can then be filtered by institution.

The user agrees to return the loans within the indicated period and in the library of the borrowing university. The users can consult in their "account" of the cataleg their loans broken down by universities. They can filter by both active loans and loan history.

They have to identify themselves in the catalog of their University of origin as they usually do.

Users can renew their loans at other universities from the catalog, as they do with loans from the university itself, taking into account that the loan conditions are not the same in their home University as in the rest.

Fees

This service is free.


 What if I am a PDI or PAS from another Valencian university?

If you are a PDI or PAS from another Valencian university and you want to borrow books from the University of Valencia, you have to first register on your university's form. Consult each library web page.

If you are PDI or PAS of the UV and you want to request withdrawal from the consortium loan service, send an email to cataleg@uv.es. For more information you can contact us through  The Library Responds.