The University of Chicago Library is the ninth largest academic library in North America, boasting 12.4 million volumes in print and electronic form. Beyond the library’s extensive circulating holdings on Latin America, with notable strengths on the colonial era, Mexico, and US foreign relations with Central America, the library holds some of the world’s richest resources on the indigenous cultures and languages of Mesoamerica, including the Chicago Archive of Indigenous Literatures of Latin America. Other specialized collections include a Latin American music collection with over 320 scores and 250 recordings not commercially available, and an archive of Brazilian television and cinema, housing more than 300 movies and television series.
Visit the library's Latin American and Caribbean Studies guide to access resources like articles, government publications, digital collections, and more.
David Woken, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian, supports research, teaching, and learning for faculty, students, and staff by providing research services such as consultations and customized instruction as well as developing the library collections for Latin America.