Library and Internet
At the ICS library students have access to over 9,000 library holdings, focused primarily on the subject matters covered in class. The books are listed by subject area in the catalogue guide, situated in the adjunct study lounge.
Based upon suggested bibliographies for ICS and University of Seville courses, students can find many secondary sources for their research such as political or economic texts; history books and manuals; encyclopedias and works of literature and literary criticism for consultation. There is also a great number of reference books on Spanish, English and Comparative grammar, as well as books on Spanish society, culture, cuisine, travel, novels (in English and Spanish) and weekly and monthly news and business oriented magazines such as The Economist, Newsweek, Business Week, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, etc.
The ICS library provides students with space for quiet study from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 – 1:30 on Friday.
There are several libraries located within the University of Seville. With a University of Seville I.D. card students may borrow books from any of the departmental or general libraries at the Schools of Philology and of Geography & History.
Most departmental and general libraries are open from 8 a.m. through 9 p.m. Those students who do not return library books at the end of the semester do not have their grades released until all books (University of Seville and/or ICS) have been returned.
At a short distance from the University is located Seville’s public library, the Biblioteca Pública Infanta Elena (Avenida María Luisa, 8). With its pleasant and spacious interiors, comfortable couches and reading chairs, and it’s numerous well-lit desks the Infanta Elena is generally considered one of the prime spots for studying in Seville. Here students can come to read quietly, prepare for exams, or research thoroughly using the extensive library holdings available. The Infanta Elena is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The ICS building is equipped with a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection for those students who decide to bring their laptops. Wi-Fi access is free.