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


Siberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10035
1st Floor Room 120
*Please inform the security staff that you would like to visit Centro and be prepared to present an ID.


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Evelina López Antonetty Research Collection, also known as the Centro Library, is one of the largest libraries in the United States devoted to the Puerto Rican Diaspora.

Centro Library holds and provides access to over 25,000 titles of books, 2,500 dissertations and masters theses, over 200 titles of historical newspapers and periodicals on 3,700 reels of microfilm, 600 audio recordings, and over 500 videos and DVD’s containing information by and about Puerto Ricans.

Our holdings are acquired in English and Spanish and in all areas of the humanities, the social sciences and the arts.  A major strength of the library is its works on the history of Puerto Ricans in the United States, particularly in New York and the Northeast region. The library, although dedicated to the Puerto Rican experience, also acquires selected materials related to other Latinos communities in the United States. 

With the exception of our film collection, our materials are non-circulating to all users. Materials cannot be taken outside of the library.

Please refer to our access policy and schedule before visiting our library.

Contact Information

General Reference & Information Desk


(212) 396-7874

*Please be aware that the Centro Library and Archives is not located at the Hunter College Main Campus at 68th Street. The Centro Library and Archives are at the Silberman School of Social Work on the Southwest corner of 119th Street and Third Avenue.