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Life Science Library open (hours) for independent study only.

General collections available only to campus community through Pick It Up retrieval service.

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Last Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:19pm

Please note: The Benson Latin American Collection is currently closed. For up-to-date information on access to special collections, please visit our continuity guide. For online access to some collections, please see our Digital Collections and Content guide.

Benson Latin American Collection

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Featured Research Guides

Benson manuscript

Latin American Studies

Explore resources for general and archival research in Latin American Studies

Benson manuscript

Latin@ Studies

Explore some of the best resources for general and archival research on U.S. Latin@s

Featured Space

Benson Study Commons

Benson Study Commons

The Benson Study Commons is a quiet study space located on the second floor of the Collection (SRH 1.206). This study space is outfitted with wired tables, large windows with expansive views of the oaks and campus, and pictures from the Tony Gleaton photography exhibition (Tengo Casi 500 Años: Africa’s Legacy in Mexico, Central & South America).

Our Collections

Distinctive collections

Rare Books, Manuscripts & Audio Visual Materials

The Rare Books and Manuscripts section is a closed stack area which houses not only rare books and archival collections but also audio-visual materials, photographs, sheet maps, memorabilia, and ephemera.

Digital Collections

The Benson Latin American Collection and LLILAS host or have been partners in a broad array of digital projects and initiatives. We invite you to learn more about these rich collections, or browse and search their contents.

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