The aim of the university's libraries is to compile, organize, conserve and facilitate information to the entire university community so they can have access to scientific, technical, professional and cultural information required to fulfill their academic and research goals.

The campuses located in Cuenca, Quito, and Guayaquil have very well-structured libraries; their infrastructure and technology provide quality service to all users by facilitating access and information needs. 

UPS has invested in virtual libraries and databases that include thousands of academic and scientific documents with multi-user access to valuable books, journals, lecture notes scientific publications and many others. 

The libraries are a basic part of the University since its main objective is to inform and record the processes of teaching and research.


  • Automated catalog
  • General and reference consults
  • Direct Access to current and specialized bibliography with open book shelves
  • Study cubicles
  • Reading room
  • Internal and external check outs 
  • Internet
  • Digital repositories
  • Databases and virtual libraries
  • Database consults
  • TIFLOBIBLIOTECA ( library for the blind)
  • Access to digital books, audio movies, audio books, magazines, radio stories, reports, documentaries, short stories, and miniseries in MP3 format

The libraries are open to the public in an extended schedule to provide better service:


Monday to Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturdays: 8am - 1pm                                                              
            Tiflobiblioteca (For the blind): 8am - 12pm

Contact: Carmita Bravo. E-mail: 

(07)2862213   Ext. 1210



Campus Kennedy: Monday to Friday: 2pm - 9pm
                               Saturdays: 8am - 2pm

Campus El Girón: 

- Biblioteca Ítalo Gastaldi: Monday to Friday: 7am - 9pm / Saturdays: 8am - 2pm

Tiflobiblioteca (for the blind): Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm

- Biblioteca Abya Yala: Monday to Friday 9am - 1:30pm and 2:30pm - 6pm

Campus Sur:  Monday to Friday: 8am - 9pm
                       Saturdays: 8am - 2pm

Cayambe:  Monday to Friday 2:30pm - 6:30pm / Saturdays 8am - 12pm


Contact: Mara Tamayo. E-mail:  

(02 )3962900 3962800 Ext. El Girón 2149 / Sur: 2304 / Kennedy: 2403 / Cayambe 2515 / Tiflobiblioteca: 2149 / Abya Yala: 2254



Monday to Friday 7am - 2pm and 3pm - 10:30pm
Saturdays: 8am - 5pm

Contact: Olga Crespo. E-mail:      

(04) 2590630 Ext. 4421