Closure of the Fuenlabrada Campus library and opening of study classrooms and computer rooms

In order to ensure the provision of study and consultation services, for the first semester exams, they have been enabled classes y computer rooms in Laboratory III on the Fuenlabrada campus, which will be available throughout the extraordinary opening period, to counteract the forced closure of the campus library.

The requirement to renovate part of the library's facilities, for risk prevention reasons that do not allow delay and that directly preserve the safety of the users themselves, requires its closure between December 18 and January 22.

To cause as little inconvenience as possible, the capacity that the library has had during extraordinary opening in recent years (pre and post pandemic) has been reviewed and sufficient classrooms have been set up to accommodate the expected influx, both for study and for online consultation. also enabling, as indicated at the beginning of this message, computer classrooms.

Those responsible for the service are also studying an alternative to maintain in-person loan and return services for as long as the works last. For the moment, users who borrow books between December 11 and 15 will be able to return them when the library facilities reopen.

You will be informed of how many measures are adopted in this regard and we will keep you up to date through social networks.

We hope that this situation causes the least possible disruption and that normality can be restored on the scheduled dates with the guarantee of having eliminated any possible risk for those of us who enjoy this service.



In the Fuenlabrada Campus Library until December 13

Within the framework of the URJC Science Week, the Ibéricas15 seminar was held on November 6 in the library of the Fuenlabrada campus, a linked activity with the perspective of different artists and researchers who analyze and think about images. Projects linked to autobiographical cinema in Portugal and the photographic archive in Spain have been presented with various working methods that offer new forms of interpretation for audiovisual narratives.

Throughout the day, the photographic exhibition titled “The Harvest” was inaugurated in El Rincón del Autor of the Fuenlabrada Library, which collects images from photographic archives linked to agricultural work carried out by women over decades in Spain. This exhibition is part of the result of the project funded by the FECYT - Ministry of Science and Innovation, “Figure and background. Iconic action to rediscover rural women. The photographic archive through art.” This project is directed by Professor Gema Pastor in which, among others, Professor Diana Fernández Romero and the visual artist Rocío Bueno, members of the Noctiluca Collective, participate.

Professor Silvia Magro Vela gave a guided tour of the exhibition and highlighted that it has a wide range of images compiled from official archives, many of them the result of contests held over time by the Ministry of Agriculture. Those attending the conference were encouraged to carefully observe the public exhibition that will remain until December 13 in the lobby of the library on the Fuenlabrada campus.

At Ibéricas6, Professor Gema Pastor showed the project “Figure and Background” and together with Professor Diana Fernández they developed different aspects of female identity in the rural world through artistic mediation. Cultural mediation in agricultural areas was addressed and the importance of why only a small percentage of women own farmland in the world was reflected on in order to propose an approach to the problems that this implies and its possible transformation.

Women and photographs

During the second part of the seminar, two researchers narrated their experience with the image from different perspectives. The Portuguese professor Ana Catarina Pereira from the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the Universidade da Beira Interior, reported on the project “SPECULUM – Filming and Seeing Yourself in the Mirror: The use of own writing by Portuguese-language documentary filmmakers”, subsidized by the Foundation for Science and Technology. Professor Pereira carried out an introspection on women who film and women in the film scene as a result of the SPECULUM research in which professors Ana Catarina Pereira and Caterina Cucinotta participate.

Professor Marta Martín Núñez, from the Universitat Jaume I, explained the project “Photographic Memory of the Civil War”, financed by the Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Cortes and Democratic Memory. This work has the objective of generating an archive of photobooks to think about “what memory we want to build of the Spanish Civil War.” It is part of the construction of memory from the vision of grandchildren and relatives. At the same time, the back room of a photobook archive was made visible in order to show how to obtain this type of material and its subsequent digitization with the aim of creating an open resource for science.

Professors Sonia Núñez and Raquel Rodríguez also participated in the seminar and it was attended by the students of the official master's degree in “Cultural Journalism and New Trends” within the framework of the subject “Workshop for the completion of the Master's Thesis”. Ibéricas6 responds to a cultural and pedagogical initiative that is the beneficiary of one of the grants from the “Innovation and teaching improvement projects” of the Faculty of Communication Sciences.


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Do you like to write?

 Dare to submit your story to this initiative in which the University library is the main protagonist.

You can see it published!

You have until the November 20th to send your story. The maximum length is 350 words. Additionally, if you are a student, you will get 0,2 ECTS.


For more information consult the BURJC Citizen Science portal. 



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20 years since the Berlin Declaration on Open Access

The Rey Juan Carlos University Library is going to prepare a virtual coffee on October 25 at 9:30 a.m. together with OfiLibre to celebrate Open Access Week 2023.
The talk will be titled, «20 years since the Berlin Declaration on Open Access».

We look forward to your participation.

Virtual Cafe






New UNE scientific journal search engine


Call for the recognition of the publication of subjects in open access 2023-2024

Published on the electronic board of the URJC the Call for the recognition of the publication of subjects in open access 2023-2024, which is carried out at the Rey Juan Carlos University to promote the creation of quality open educational resources among teachers, and encourage their use in the subjects that these teachers teach. As a novelty, the open subjects that are published will be different in the Virtual Classroom from those that are being used regularly to teach classes and on this occasion the inclusion of new categories of materials such as software programs and H5P content will be taken into account. The call is an initiative of the Vice-Rector's Office for Transformation and Digital Education, the Vice-Rector's Office for Campus Community, Culture and Sports, and the Vice-Rector's Office for Academic Planning, and is part of the actions of the intra-university collaborative project RED (Digital Educational Resources: quality and open sharing). , financed within the framework of the UniDigital Plan of the Ministry of Universities.

The details of the call can be found in the document published on the URJC Electronic Board:

On Wednesday, June 12, at 13:00 p.m., a Teams session will take place to present the call, and answer any questions that may arise. The link to attend this call will be published, along with information about the call, at the address In case of doubts you can contact .


From July 6 to September 1 from 9:00 a.m. at 14:30 p.m.

The library will be closed from August 1 to 22 (both inclusive)


From June 26 to September 11

Next Monday, June 26, the summer loan of books for students begins.

All books that are lent after June 26 will have a return date of September 11.

The loan of laptops and graphics tablets is SUSPENDS from July 7 to August 31.


A new Digital Humanities space is available on the University Library website

Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary field that uses digital tools and methods to investigate, analyze, and understand disciplines such as history, literature, philosophy, linguistics, and art, enabling new forms of research, communication, and engagement in the field of digital sciences. humanities.

From the University Library we support the digital humanities of the URJC by creating a space within its websites. You can already consult the projects that, initially, have been included in this space.


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Opening hours for exams

June 5 - July 5

SCHEDULE 9:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m.

Open ALL CAMPUS LIBRARIES every day except for the days marked in red.


To access the Madrid campus library it will be necessary to reserve a reading position through the app

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Reservations cannot be made with more than 48 hours in advance

(*) Access to URJC users may be restricted according to capacity


Migration from Refworks Legacy to the New Refworks

On June 30, 2023, Refworks Legacy will cease to function and the only valid platform will be New Refworks. To this end, during this time, the accounts will be migrated from the old version to the new version.


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Automatic publication of the TFG open from June 13 in the BURJCDigital

As of June 13, URJC students can decide that their Final Degree Project (TFG) be published in open access in the institutional repository BURJCDigital.

According to the TFG Framework Regulation of May 22, 2021, "The deposit of the TFG on the platform of the University in digital format will be mandatory for conservation and institutional archiving purposes. Students may authorize the open publication of their work, as long as they do not contain confidential information."

The defended and approved TFG will be incorporated into the institutional repository and, if both the student and the tutor agree, the work may be accessible from the repository (and have a direct link that can be shared) for anyone interested in consulting it. This provides an excellent opportunity to disseminate the work of our students and promote the research they carry out.

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