The role of the Iscte Library is to provide access to the information resources needed by the Institute's members for research, learning and teaching. The Library has a wealth of material to support these University activities, with over 90,000 printed volumes and an extensive range of high-quality electronic resources, and receives approximately 30,000 periodicals (digital and in paper).
The Iscte Library specializes in Management, Social Sciences, Technology and Architecture. Students benefit from every service imaginable in its full-service bibliographic facility. In addition, PhD students have access to dedicated areas that include individual workstations and meeting rooms. Students may also access financially-oriented databases, such as Bloomberg and Datastream. Remote access to excellent research systems such as B-On ( which contains 22,000 scientific journals and 22,000 e-books), ABI/Inform Complete, Web of Science, Scopus and JSTOR, among others, is also available. The Library Catalogue can be consulted in the library or online.