The Installing Comission of UAlg's University (University of Algarve), in 1982, created the "Serviço de Documentação e Informação" / "Documentation and Information Service", located in "Praça da Liberdade" in Faro (in the current building of CCDR - Alg (Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission). With the construction of temporary facilities for the University in 1987, the documentary fund and services were transferred.
In 2000 a new building for the library was completed and in March of that same year new equipment, services and documentary fund were there installed. The characteristics and conditions of that building have granted a perspective for development and improvement of the services offered to the academic community.
Here we find areas for individual study or for group study, suitable storage of the documental fund, in its several supports, local consultation, loanings and interlibrary loanings, rooms for group works, computers for works and internet searches, printing facilities, photocopies and scanner service; an access point to INE (Statistics Portuga) and RIIBES (Statistical Information Network in Higher Education Libraries) and EDC (European Documentation Center), all in a large reading room.
the variety of electronic resources acquired by the University allows the academic community new research strategies and access to documents from the different areas of knowledge. We highlight the B-on - Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online (Online Knowledge Libary), bibliographic databases and e-books..