The most complete offer was found in Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia, San Sebastian, Vitoria, A Coruna and Granada. The most common languages are English and French, and in lesser extent German, Italian and Portuguese. However, books written in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Romanian, Croatian, or Japanese can be found in some libraries. Security, schedules and services digital security and improved schedules the library building must have systems that ensure the safety of users, as required by the regulations. However, deficiencies in most of the facilities is scored. 75% Of them they were not within the building security cameras and almost 70% of libraries, not even outside. Only had security guards at the entrances of 28% of the libraries and no emergency exits were found in a fourth part of the hundred of buildings visited.
And included with these outlets, almost half were closed, while almost none presented obstacles. On the positive side, it should be noted that 90% of the libraries were equipped with emergency lighting and fire extinguishers in all its dependencies. However, it was perceived a lack of fire doors (76% not had it), fire hydrants (70% of lacked them), sprays of water (62%), hoses (at 35%) and detectors of fire (by 18%). One hundred libraries visited, only open continuously (morning and afternoon) five days of the week the visited in Cadiz, Coruna, Cordoba and Madrid. The vast majority closes its doors between 19.00 and 22.00 hours, while 37 of 100 centres close on Saturday and only one opens its doors on Sunday.
By libraries, one of the two University of Barcelona remains active about 87 hours a week (from 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 in the morning), which contrasts with a city Valladolid which open only 12 hours from Monday to Sunday and another of San Sebastian which makes it 15 hours a week. Compiled by. Javier Mejia T.