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Hispanic Reading Room (Area Studies, Library of Congress)

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General Information
About the Division
The Hispanic Reading Room
Interlibrary Loan
Special Search Form
Volunteer Internship Program

About the Collections
Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape
Catalog of Hispanic materials
Hispanic and Portuguese Collections: An Illustrated Guide
Hispanic, Portuguese, and Caribbean collections
Ladino Books
Panama Collection (PDF / 3.22 MB)

Online Collections, Presentations & Exhibitions

DISTANT NEIGHBORS:  The U.S. and the Mexican Revolution
Exhibition on the Cultures & History of the Americas
Exploring the Early Americas
First book published in New Mexico
(in 1834)

Guides & Finding Aids

Kraus Coll.: Sir Francis Drake
Louisiana: Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

Collections in other Divisions

Featured Sites:

Link to digital presentation: Spain, the US and the American FrontierSpain, the U.S., and the American Frontier

Link to Handbook of Latin American StudiesHandbook of Latin American Studies Online, an annotated, searchable online bibliography on Latin America from 1936 to the present.. New Handbook Interface containing items from vol 50 (1990) to the present.

Link to digital presentation: the U.S. and Brazil The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures

Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed Weekends
and Federal Holidays

Reference Assistance
and Contact information
Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Room LJ240
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4850

Map showing location

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The Hispanic Reading Room has free
Wireless Internet Access

Databases & Electronic Resources
(Many are only available to users in the reading room)


Science Reference Guide on:
Latinos in Math & Science:
Resources for kids, young adults and teachers

See the page on the Performing Arts Blog concerning the Chilean National Anthem

The Hispanic Reading Room serves as the primary access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S., and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
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  December 26, 2012
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