Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program Fall 2016-Spring 2017

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives seeks Partners to collect, archival material, conduct research, and disseminate new knowledge about the history of Puerto Rican individuals in communities in the United States.

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Centro Library

Film and Video

 Our Film & Media Collection contains over 500 titles of Puerto Ricans/Latinos documentaries and feature films. Mostly in VHS and DVD formats,  they may be viewed in-house,  and are borrowed by professors  CUNY-wide for classroom presentations.  They also circulate for use by elementary and secondary schools, universities, and both public and private organizations.

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For those individuals who are conducting personal research, or for students who need to view films for class assignments, we ask that they call and make an appointment to view them at our library. 


1. Reserve one week in advance.

2. A maximum of 2 may be borrowed at a time.

3. Pick-up at the Centro Library and Archives with proper identification and sign contract specifying obligations and responsibilities.

4. Films must be hand delivered and given to a member of the Centro Library and Archives staff; if it becomes necessary to return films via mail please insure for at least $200.00 and keep receipt.

5. All efforts should be made to return films when due, if for any reason this becomes impossible, please call and notify us. If you fail to call, a late fee will be assessed for each day they are overdue.
Reserve by contacting:
Felix A. Rivera
Reference & Media Librarian
(212) 396-7880


Library and Archives Access Policy Archive

The Centro Library and Archives is located on the First Floor of the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work Building (2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street in El Barrio) and is open to the general public. Users wishing to enter the Centro Library and Archives must bring a photo ID and announce they will be visiting the Centro Library to the security desk personnel. CUNY staff and students should use their CUNY identification when visiting our facility