Using the Library

 Who Can Use the Library?

  • Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff receive borrowing privileges via a barcode on the student card
  • Those who do not belong to the University community can also use the library provided they present proper authorization

Where Can I Access Library Services?

  • Library Catalog can be accessed via a Web browser either remotely or from a terminal on campus
  • Access to Electronic Resources are available in the library as well as remotely. To use the electronic resources remotely you'll need to authenticate via the special links under each resource (key icon). Consult our instructions for remote access
  • Please view the Library Hours page for more information on when the library is open

How to Become a Library User

  • All students and staff with a Campus Id card can activate their account at the Library.

Rules for Group Study Rooms

Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library has 8 group study rooms, 3 located on the ground floor and 5 other in the second level. Each room has 8 seats and one whiteboard. To guarantee that the library rooms are used only for group study purposes, all bookings will be mediated by library staff.

New rules are as follow (beginning on April, 1st)


  • These rooms are intended as a place for NOVA SBE and Lisbon MBA students to work and study together
  • These rooms are not intended for individual study
  • These rooms are not intended as meeting rooms for clubs or interviews

If you need a quiet place for a group meeting Nova SU is in charge of managing room reservations at the CTT Student Hall.
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  • These rooms are a shared resource and access is regulated by library rules and regulations.
  • The person who books the room is responsible for the entire group. This means that he/she must guarantee the compliance of these rules and make sure they use the space and equipment in a responsible manner.
  • This person has to check in at the circulation desk, leave their student card and request the key, markers, and erasers.
  • When leaving, doors must be locked and keys, markers, and erasers must be returned at the circulation desk.

Definition of a Group

  • For the purpose of making and keeping a reservation, a group is defined as at least four eligible persons (NOVA SBE or Lisbon MBA students) to a maximum of 8 people.

Reservations Requirements and Limits

  • A person must have a or email address to make a reservation.
  • Rooms may be reserved for up to 3 hours per day and per group.
  • If a group books a room for 3 hours, its members cannot make a second booking for the same group.
  • Rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance.
  • There is a 15 minute grace period for reservations. If the group doesn't show up the entire reservation is forfeit and the room can be assigned to another group.
  • Food and drink may not be consumed in accordance with the library’s Food and Drink Policy.
  • Please clean up after yourselves and leave the room ready for the next group.


  • Each room has a whiteboard, please use only appropriate markers and erasers. These need to be requested upon check-in.

The following rules apply to all bookings

  • Students may not leave their belongings and leave the room unnattended. 
  • Students should leave the room at the designated time and inform the circulation desk.
  • Students who don’t comply with the rules will be asked to leave the room by the library staff.

These rules can be reviewed if necessary.



Our Goals at Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library

  • To provide excellent customer service to library users
  • To provide quality resources to students, staff and faculty
  • To offer relevant training sessions and explanations of our services and resources
  • To assemble, preserve and administer in our collections both print and digital, resources that meet or exceed our users' expectations
  • To serve as the information center of the school
  • To support knowledge creation and student learning by providing assistance, access to technology, resources, and study space
  • To promote and encourage Information Literacy
  • To support faculty research and teaching