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Latin American Library Research Basics

A self-guided learning tool for building research skills in Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx, and Iberian Studies at Tulane University.

2.1. Learning Goals: About The Latin American Library

In this module, you'll learn:

  • how to visit and contact The Latin American Library (LAL)
  • the resources and services the LAL provides

2.2. The LAL at a Glance

The Latin American Library (LAL) is a division of Tulane University Libraries. We are located on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. For directions and hours, click here.

A key component of the LAL's mission is to support student research in Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx, and Iberian Studies at Tulane.

The Latin American Library offers:

  • one of the most comprehensive collections of books, journals, microfilm, and archival collections relating to Latin America in the world
  • special collections including rare books and pamphlets, printed ephemera, manuscripts, maps, rare newspapers, and visual materials, dating from the late 15th-century to the present
  • electronic resources, such as specialized databases and library guides
  • individualized research support
  • events and exhibits
  • digital scholarship support

Find out more about the LAL at our website. The best way to ask us a question is to email


  1. Explore the LAL website and identify the pages and resources you believe will be most helpful for your research.
  2. Visit The Latin American Library and explore the current exhibit. 
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