|| About the Rio de Janeiro Office ||
The Library of Congress Office, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of six overseas offices administered by the Overseas Operations Division of the Library. These offices acquire, catalog, preserve, and distribute library and research materials from countries where such materials are essentially unavailable through conventional acquisitions methods.
|| Cooperative Acquisitions Program ||
Established in 1990, this program facilitates the provision of scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines from Brazil to participating academic institutions and public libraries on a cost-recovery basis. The program has grown from a handful of American universities to nearly fifty institutions, including several in Europe.
|| Exchange Program ||
The exchange program has been an integral facet of the Rio Office's acquisitions operations since the opening of the office in 1966. Through more than 600 formal and informal exchange agreements the office acquires materials that would otherwise not be available.
|| In the News ||
|| Brazil's Popular Groups ||
The Library's Rio de Janeiro Office has been actively collecting printed materials issued by a variety of Brazilian organizations and groups.
Last Updated: June 12, 2014