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Thomas Jefferson Bldg (LJ240)
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4850
Phone: (202) 707-5400
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.
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