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Thomas Jefferson Bldg (LJ240)
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4850
Phone: (202) 707-5400
Hours: Weekdays:
8:30am - 5:00pm


The Hispanic Reading Room is the primary access point for research related to the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain and Portugal; 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.


An exploration of the collections of the Library of Congress that focus on the cultures of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Hispanic community in the United States.

Online Exhibit: The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress

Featured Recording:
Chilean Poet Nicanor Parra Reading from his Work

Featured Video:
Clarice Lispector: A Conversation with Benjamin Moser


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Blog: '4 Corners of the World'
Read about the collections and
special programming of the
Library’s African and Middle Eastern,
Asian, European, and Hispanic Divisions.


Link to Handbook of Latin American Studies Handbook of Latin American Studies
Searchable online bibliography of works
about Latin America (1936-present)

Archive of Hispanic
Literature on Tape

Finding Aids and
Research Guides

Exhibits and Digital Collections

Hispanic and Portuguese
Collections: An Illustrated Guide

Publications about the
Collections @ LC

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  April 15, 2020
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