EINA University School de Disseny i Art de Barcelona. Attached to the UAB


The EINA library has a support role for the teaching, research and the cultural activities of the education community. Thanks to its specialist contemporary art and design collection and its management, the EINA library has become a benchmark centre for scholars and researchers in these subject areas.

The library has a collection of over 7,000 books arranged in themed sections, such as graphic design and visual creation, industrial design, architecture and interior design, the history of art and design, aesthetics and design culture, etc. The library collection can be consulted online in the UAB Libraries Catalogue. The library offers multiple services and resources that can be accessed online on the Bibliotaulell.

Opening hours and contact

Monday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm, and Friday, 8am to 6pm. July and the first fortnight in September: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm, and Friday, 8am to 3pm (closed in August).


Access to the library is free to EINA students and teaching staff, as well as to former students and all Autonomous University of Barcelona members. A consultation service in the library for anyone else interested may be authorised if first requested.

Library collection

The library specialises in the visual arts and design and is divided into themed sections arranged according to the specialities and interests of the degree and postgraduate courses run at the university.

There are also other theme areas of interest within Social Sciences and Humanities such as for instance, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, communication, cinema and literature.

The periodicals archive consists of over 80 subscriptions to current periodical publications of national and international scope, that bring the user closer to the immediate current and trend topics in design and art.

The audiovisual collection includes over 200 titles of movies and documentaries of academic interest.



The library's virtual desktop, created in the Netvibes ecosystem. Offers different information resources for: