What is Available to Borrow?

Most of our 45,500+ books can be borrowed, with the exception of certain copies of recommended reading books and reference works. Journals may not be borrowed.

You can also download most of our 127,000+ e-books, which you can search for on our E-Books Finder. The loan periods for e-books vary but are generally one or two weeks.

The library catalog lists all of the books in our collection. Search by author, title, subject or keyword.

Borrowing Allowances


MBA Students, IESE Staff, Alumni Members &
Supporting Co.


Ph.D. Students

Research Assistants

Maximum Loans  3055157
 Loan period (*)30 days (**) 30 daysFlexible (***)30 days30 days
 Renewals2 times (****) 2 times (****)2 times (****)2 times (****)2 times (****)

(*) This is the period for standard loans. There are some books with shorter loan periods.

(**) Faculty may have the loan period extended for certain books by an academic year.

(***) Books may be borrowed until your next Barcelona or Madrid-based module.

(****) Maximum renewals online. You should bring the book to the library desk for further renewals.

Borrowing Transactions

Please bring books you wish to borrow or return to the library desk, together with your IESE card.

You can view your borrower record and renew your books online at Renew my materials. You will need to use your IESE username and password.

See also our video tutorial, How do I renew my loans online?

Reserving Books that are On Loan

You can "place a hold" on a book that is currently on loan using the library online catalog:

  1. Find the item in the library online catalog.
  2. Click "Place Hold" while viewing the item information.
  3. Enter your IESE username and password. (See also How-to).
  4. Choose where to pick up the item (Barcelona or Madrid).
  5. Click the "Place Hold" button to send your request. The HOLDS screen appears. Click OK. 

We will contact you by email when the book is ready to collect.

See also our video tutorial, How do I place a hold on books?

Notice to Return Books

We will contact you five days before the loan expires to remind you to return or renew the book.

Once the expiry date has passed, it is not possible to renew the loan, nor is it possible to take out new loans until the book has been returned.

Lost Books

Lost books should be either replaced or paid for. You will not be able to borrow more books until you have made these arrangements.

Useful Links

Contact Info

IESE Library

  • +34 93 253 42 00 Ext. 504423 (Barcelona)
  • +34 91 211 30 00 Ext. 513215 (Madrid)