The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as such was created in the 1989-1990 academic year, as a result of a major movement in society in Gran Canaria, which culminated when the Canary Islands Parliament passed the University Reorganisation Law on April 26th, 1989.
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The General Library and the central library services are located in the Central Building of the University Library on the Tafira campus. This building has a surface area of 6000 m² distributed over 6 floors, 4 of which are open to the public. The Central Building of the University Library currently also houses the resources of the libraries of Economic Sciences and Business Studies.