The UIB allocates more than 2,500 square metres to the Library and Documentation Service, spread over 15 centres. The network also offers the loan of e-book readers, laptops and access to microfilms, microfiche and scanners.

In addition to the eight generalist libraries on campus, there are seven other specialized libraries. Among the most important are the following:


Map library

It includes the main cartographic, aerial and satellite photography collections. These are located in the Guillem Colom Casasnoves building.

Historical archive

It contains documents from the 14th to the 20th century and is located in the Ramon Llull building. Among the oldest are the documents referring to the Luliana and Literature University (1487-1862), the antecedent of the UIB, or the Jesuit collection (1335-1886).

Music score library

This centre focuses on the research, reception and dissemination of all types of musical documentation, with a special interest in the production of the Balearic Islands.

The library includes specialized encyclopaedias and dictionaries, musical monographs and works related to Balearic musicology. It also holds the legacy of musicians and composers such as Antoni Torrandell and Joan Maria Thomàs.


The music library organizes the scores according to the different types of music: orchestral, lyrical, chamber, for key, for band, children's repertoire and various compilations. This space also has access, through the Internet, to music information databases from all over the world.

Antique collection


The 400-square-metre library houses documents from the 16th to the 21st century. Among its most outstanding collections, the Casasayas Cervantine collection, with more than 24,000 volumes, is considered one of the most important dedicated to Cervantes and the Spanish Golden Age. The collection contains 731 copies of Don Quixote, with translations into 24 languages and reproductions of editions from the 17th and 18th century.

Also worth mentioning are the collections: «La Guerra del Francès» (Peninsular War) and the personal libraries of Joan Mascaró Fornés, Jocelyn N. Hillgarth, Josep Sureda Blanes, Miquel Gayà Sitjar, and part of the library of Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela, given up by his first wife Rosario Conde.