IH Barcelona has a typical Spanish bar in the school, which is open from 08.30 to 20.30 Monday to Friday and from 09.30 to 13.30 on Saturdays.
The bar provides hot and cold food and drink all day long, so you can come and have breakfast in the school before class, or stay and have lunch in the school after class (photo right, panini and salad).
The bar area is the perfect place to meet and talk to students from Barcelona or elsewhere. It includes a terrace where you can sit outside and enjoy your meal or drink in the sunshine and is also where our very popular Friday Club language exchange takes place,
You can bring your own food and drink into the bar area if you prefer (but we do ask you to clear up afterwards!).
The Internet Room at IH Barcelona (photo, right) has 15 PCs with a high-speed Internet connection. Access is free but you can only actually reserve a computer for 30 minutes day, though if there are computers available you can use them for as long as you want.
In practice, the only really busy times are the mid-morning break and lunchtime.
Wi-Fi access is also available if you bring a suitably equipped laptop or mobile device.
The Internet Room is open from 10.30 to 21.00 Monday to Thursday; from 10.30 to 18.00 on Fridays; and from 09.30 to 13.00 on Saturdays.
International House Barcelona was probably the first language school in Spain to set up an Internet classroom, and most of our teachers now use this facility regularly for practice activities in class.
There are also several Internet cafés near the school which offer Internet access for as little as €1 an hour.
The Ben Warren Library, named after the school's founder, is open for your use from 08.30 to 21.30 every day from Monday to Friday and from 09.30 to 13.30 on Saturdays.
The library (photo, right) contains a huge number of books, worksheets, magazines, tapes, videos and DVDs which you can work with and borrow. The library also provides a quiet study environment for you to work in before or after class.
If you want to take materials out of the library, we ask you to leave a €20 deposit, which is refunded when you return all the materials at the end of the course.