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Washington, D.C. 20540-4850
Hours: Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:00pm
and Federal Holidays
Phone: (202) 707-5400
Detail of the Huexotzinco Codex (1531)
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.
The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape:
A select number of recordings from the Archive of Literature on Tape (AHLOT) are available for streaming online. The AHLOT is a collection of nearly 750 audio recordings of critically acclaimed writers from Iberia and Latin America together with Hispanic/Latino writers reading selections from their work.
Featured Recording: Chilean Poet Nicanor Parra Reading from his Work
Featured Video: Clarice Lispector: A Conversation with Benjamin Moser
Online Exhibit: The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress
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Library’s African and Middle Eastern,
Asian, European, and Hispanic Divisions.
"Ferdinand II of Aragon and the Creation of a Global Empire"
of Latin American Studies
Searchable online bibliography of works
about Latin America (1936-present)
Archive of Hispanic
Literature on Tape
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Exhibits and Digital Collections
Hispanic and Portuguese
An Illustrated Guide
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