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Collection Description

The Latin American and Iberian collections of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill support the broad range of research needs of Carolina's faculty and students in these world areas. Our holdings of over 500,000 volumes are primarily held in Walter Royal Davis Library, the central library for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The strength of the collections complements the research interests of the many graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.  In addition to acquiring materials in Spanish and Portuguese, our collections include volumes in several of the Maya languages, Guaraní, Galician, Catalán and Haitian Creole, among others.

Based on a long-standing cooperative agreement with Duke Univerity, UNC-Chapel Hill collects core materials from all Latin American countries, as well as research-level materials from Argentina, Brazil (humanities and literature), Chile, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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Interlibrary Loan

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Can't find the article, book, or report you need at our library? You can request it from another library through interlibrary loan.

Course Reserves

The libraries enable instructors to reserve materials for students in their classes. To find your items, search for your course or instructor in the below search engines.

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Scholarly Communications Services

Anne Gilliland, Scholary Communication OfficerMy role as Scholarly Communications Officer is to design and implement a program that will position the UNC Library to take full advantage of and contribute to the evolution of scholarly publishing practices within the academy.  I provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy to faculty, students, and staff on  the following issues:

  • Copyright and fair use
  • Authors' rights
  • Privacy rights
  • Open access
  • Other information policy issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material

Learn more about Scholarly Communications Services at UNC.

Librarian Profile

Teresa Chapa
Davis Library Global Resources & Area Studies

(919) 962-3948


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    Davis Library Research Hub

    Davis Library Research HubThe Davis Library Research Hub is one of three Research Hub locations.  It is located on the second floor of Davis Library, and caters to researchers interested in working with data, mapping, texts, and technology. Offerings include:

    • A computing lab with specialized software for GIS and data visualization & analysis.
    • Walk-in assistance provided by knowledgeable student consultants. 
    • Scheduled consultations with specialists for more in-depth inquiries (GIS and others).
    • The Liquid Galaxy digital Earth display, available for exploration any time the Library is open.
    • Spaces for collaboration and presentation, complete with white boards and external displays.
    • Technology workshops and programs that promote digital scholarship.
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