The library of the Institute is specialized in Materials Science. It is part of the global CSIC Library Network, which includes a total of 60 specialized libraries distributed among 21 cities. The library collection covers subject areas related to Materials Science such as Physics, Chemistry and Crystallography. It has more than 2,000 monographs and 105 periodic publications.
The library is open to all ICMAB staff and other CSIC personnel and also to other Research or Academic Centers who would like to make use of it.
The library has 2,329 registered titles in the collective catalog of the institution, 6 acquired in 2017, and 77 subscriptions to scientific journals. It has registered 29 loans and 262 renewals of monographs, of 53 active readers, during the year.
The online service for sharing documents counted with 174 requests to other libraries (165 of articles and 9 of monographs) and received 37 requests (32 of articles and 5 of monographs), and 38 internal requests. The total scientific production of Professor Vladimir Laukhin, on the occasion of the tribute for his retirement, was compiled in two monographs. The bibliometric calculations for researchers and for the whole center, such as the ones needed for the evaluation of the Severo Ochoa by the SAB, are done by our librarian & documentalist, Alejandro Santos.
In November 2017, the library hosted an advanced level Web of Science training course, organized in collaboration with the FECYT and Clarivate Analytics.
The library contributed: