Welcome to the Ernest Solvay Library and Documentation Centre of the Institut Químic de Sarrià.


Our main objective is to provide the means and library services necessary to contribute to:
  • the training and learning processes of students
  • the research and innovation processes of students and research staff
  • teaching by teaching staff


The IQS Library, with a long tradition in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering, has been specializing in other fields in accordance with the IQS study offer.

Currently, our bibliographic and documentary collection covers the following thematic areas: chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, food science and technology, environment, materials science, industrial health and safety, economics, business management, ethics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
The Library in figures:
  • Beginnings: 1905 (Tortosa) , 1916 (Sarrià)
  • Move to current location: 1970
  • Expansion and refurbishment: 1995
  • Surface area: 775 m2
  • Capacity: 170 reading points
  • Shelving: 2,124 m linear
  • Volumes: 65,000
  • Journals (paper): 822
  • Electronic journals: 2,800
  • Databases (subscription)