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Patrimonio Digital Complutense: basic guide

Guide about the use and contents of the portal for the diffusion of the Complutense Digital Collection (

Home page

Access to PDC is via a home page that allows you to browse the main collections and resources offered by the portal.

Home page of PDC web



The header of the PDC portal consists of the menu, institutional logos with links and the search box.

  • Logos. The Complutense Library logo leads to the home page of the BUC website (https://biblioteca.ucm.esand the PDC logo leads to the home page of the portal (
  • Navigation menu:
    • About us
      • What is PDC?
      • Digitisation projects
      • History of the Complutense Library
      • Former owners
    • Treasures. Works belonging to the collection that stand out for their value and/or antiquity.
    • Colletions
      • By documentary typology
      • By chronological order
      • Thematic collections
      • Latest documents added
    • Exhibitions
  • Search box.


Centre of the home page

Access to the two main divisions in which the collections are structured in the PDC portal, according to their documentary typology and by thematic groups.

Access to highlighted collections

This space is dedicated to the consultation of relevant groups of works, due to their importance within the portal, because they are a novelty or for other reasons that make them occupy a priority place on the main page.




This is repeated throughout the navigation and contains some links to practical information:

  • Use of images. Information on the possibilities for users to incorporate the images and contents of the PDC portal.
  • Queries and requests. Form for communicating or consulting doubts or incidents that may be observed.
  • Exhibitions. Website to host the exhibitions held in the UCM libraries.
  • Social Media