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The library at Saint Louis University ─ Madrid provides students, faculty and staff access to more than 12,500 books in English and Spanish, as a collection of print journals, audiovisual materials, as well as a wide variety of electronic resources, such as databases, electronic journals, ebooks and electronic reference materials.

SLU-Madrid Library



The Madrid library holdings are included in university’s integrated online catalog. Be sure to click on ‘Madrid Campus Library’ when you wish to consult campus holdings. Normally, e-resources can be accessed by log-in using patron’s SLU ID number and password. If after consulting the library’s online catalog, patrons cannot locate the books and/or other items, they need consult with library staff at circulation desk or library office.

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Library Facilities

SLU-Madrid’s library also offers users a wide variety of electronic resources, such as databases, electronic journals, ebooks and electronic reference materials, available through Proxy Access from the St. Louis campus. We continually update and acquire new materials. The primary objective of the library is to support teaching, learning, researching and studying on campus.

Our library facilities include:

  • A reading room for silent, individual study
  • A group study area (library commons and small study rooms)
  • Open stacks containing most of the library’s holdings
  • Library Services Office and circulation desk
  • Computers, a photocopier and scanner

SLU-Madrid’s library is a member of American International Consortium of Academic Libraries, a library consortium consisting of 26 institutions in 21 countries, committed to the American model of liberal education. Our library has been a member since the inception of this consortium in 2004, and we are currently participating in several programs offered through the consortium as well as sharing resources with them. For further information on AMICAL, visit their website at

Get to Know our Library

Short informational video about the SLU-Madrid Library.

Library Staff

Sara Pérez Álvarez

Library director

Sara Pérez Álvarez completed her Ph.D. in Library Science with highest honors at the Universidad Complutense in 2006. Before joining the SLU-Madrid library, she worked as a librarian, information scientist, archivist, and teacher at various Spanish universities,research centers and private companies.

Isabel Hurtado

Associate library director

Isabel Hurtado has been working for important libraries and documentation centers for more than 20 years, including 15 years at SLU-Madrid. She holds a degree in documentation, library and information science from Universidad Carlos III.