PUC (United Consortium Loan)

The Unified Consortium Loan (PUC) is a free service that allows authorized users to request and borrow documents from the libraries of the institutions that are part of the CSUC.

                           Access to ENCORE          

This service also implies the free movement of users through any library of the participating institutions, provided that they are properly identified with the student ID card of the URL (the IQS library card or any other identification will NOT be valid), although in times of peak attendance the students of each centre will have priority and access may be limited.

The participants are:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat de Girona Universitat de Lleida
Universitat de Vic Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Universitat Ramon Llull Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Biblioteca de Catalunya  


Authorized users of this service must always be active users (registered users):
- Undergraduated ans Master's students
- PhD students
- Teachers, PDIs and PASs

Users who have expired registration, have the maximum number of documents on loan allowed, have a late return pending or are blocked for having returned a document late, will NOT be able to enjoy this service.

Associate alumni are NOT authorized users, even if they have payments in force to the corresponding Association. 

Documents may be requested in two ways: 
a) Loan in situ: in person, in the Library where they are deposited, and presenting your university card.
b) PUC via web: remotely, via the Encore interface of the PUC. In this case, we advise you to follow the following steps:
  1. Login to My Account (you only need to log in once to activate your account)
  2. Search for the document and select the "Order" option
  3. Register with the institution identification option (Identifier: iqsmail@iqs.url.edu + email password)
If you need more information, you can view this video tutorial or make a query. 

The maximum number of documents allowed in PUC (to be added to the local fund maximums) is as follows:
User type Number of documents Max. days printed documents Max. days audiovisual documents Max. number of renewals
STUDENTS 4 10 5 4
PhD STUDENTS 8 20 5 4