Paraíso Library

 Biblioteca e Gestão da Informação_EN

Our mission is to provide the necessary resources to the University community so that it can fulfil its goals in the fields of study, teaching, research and relations with the community, as well as promote the development of skills in research, localization, access and organization of information.

Due to the specificity of the collection and the responsibilities signed with entities outside the University, the Library has autonomous collections with their own documentary background. Organizationally, however, access and services are controlled in an integrated manner by the Library.

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Ângelo Alves

Braga da Cruz

Guerra Junqueiro

Leonardo Coimbra

Maestro Manuel Ivo Cruz

European Documentation Center

Online services

As an alternative to the Acquisition Proposals Service, users can access the Interlibrary Loans service, in which the Library will request the document(s) from another national or international library, under the Protocol, subsequently making it available to the requesting user.

In fact - and this is one of the main objectives of the Library - users will never be deprived of access to the wanted document(s), in the scope of their study and / or research.

  • Interlibrary Loans

Service to the users of the Library and Information Management (ILL request)

[Library service fee - up to 3 orders simultaneously]

€ 10.00 *

Periodical article

between € 8.00 and € 11.00 **

* For books, the amount charged by the cooperating Library is increased.
** Estimated cost charged by the library providing the service, and delivered in .PDF file. If you want delivery in paper format, a fixed amount of € 2.00 is added

Service to other libraries (transfer of ILL), national or foreign
[Loan to other national and international Libraries]

Price per photocopy
[each copy page]

€ 0.30

Loan of books
[books request]

€ 10.00


For users of the Library who wish to borrow works from other Libraries


Journal articles



Other national and international Libraries requesting our Library


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Usage Rules (books)
Interlibrary Loans to users are governed by the following rules:

a) The user undertakes to return the requested document under the same conditions in which he received it and within the stipulated period;

b) The user undertakes to pay all expenses inherent to the process;

c) The user undertakes to pay all losses resulting from the deterioration of the work, from the moment it is delivered to the time it is returned to the Library, or from its loss;

d) The penalties resulting from the non-return of the work within the stipulated period will be decided by the Library Coordination.

The digitization service is exclusively for UCP faculty members.

For dematerialization requests:

1. Search the bibliographic catalog;

2. Order through the available form.

As long as the copyright is retained, the Library has a set of printers available to its users, on a self-service basis. In addition to this modality, it will also be possible, under certain conditions, to be the Library itself to assume the execution of the photocopy service, which must be requested exclusively through the Library's website in the forms below.

Price per photocopy or print

Individual and institutional users

0.30 €

UCP faculty, researchers and staff

0.15 €

Minimum value

2.00 €

If the Library does not have the document the user is looking for, it is possible to propose the acquisition through the Library website. Between 24 hours up to 7 days is the average time that is needed for the document to be integrated in the collection and made available to the user. This will depend on the stock, the publisher and the country of edition.

To propose an acquisition, please fill the online form: