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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 the Walter Royal Davis Library, the central library for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The strenghth of the collections complement 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 Hll 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.

Cooperative Collections

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University maintain one of the oldest cooperative acquisitions programs in the country in the area of Latin American Studies. This cooperative collections agreement supports the The Consortium in Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Both Carolina and Duke acquire core materials from throughout Latin America to support undergraduate study. In addition, both work cooperatively to purchase research-level materials, special formats, and expensive items such as censuses, films, and large documentary microform collections. As a result, the collections are complementary and there is a low rate of duplication. The following maps and lists illustrate our cooperative collecting.

UNC-Chapel Hill is primarily responsible for collecting research materials from:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil (Carolina specializes in research materials in the humanities and literature)
  • Chile
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Paraguay
  • Puerto Rico
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Duke University is primarily responsible for collecting research materials from:

  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil (Duke specializes in research material in the social sciences)
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • English-speaking Caribbean
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru

For more details on UNC-Chapel Hill's cooperative programs with Duke University, visit the following link:

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Teresa Chapa
Davis Library Global Resources & Area Studies