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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
Library Security
Special Search Form
About the Collections
Catalog of Hispanic materials
Hispanic, Portuguese, and Caribbean collections
Online Collections, Presentations & Exhibitions
Guides & Finding Aids

Collections in other Divisions

Featured Sites:
Link to PortalsPortals to the World
links to International resources (Iberia, Caribbean, Latin America)

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

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

Exhibit from the Jay I Kislak collection

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

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


Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Room LJ240
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4850

Map showing location

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Note: you may also search the more recent editions of the Handbook on the Online Catalog by selecting "Basic Search" then clicking on the green button for "Other Databases, and then highlighting the Handbook and pushing Connect.

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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