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

Library and Archives


The Centro Library and Archives is devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans.

The Centro Library and Archives was established in 1973 as a component of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. The collections include books, current and historic newspapers and periodicals, audio, film & video, manuscripts, photographs, art prints, and recorded music. The Centro Library and Archives provides services and programs to the scholarly community as well as the general public. Constituents are diverse and come from the United States and abroad. The Centro Library and Archives facilitates access to information on its holdings through the City University's online public catalog or CUNY+. It also provides research and information assistance via phone and email.


The Centro Library and Archives provide access to different sources of information.
For more information please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For specific information on the Library, please visit our page.

For specific information on the Archives, please visit our page.


Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street in El Barrio
New York, NY 10035
Reference Desk: (212) 396- 7874
Archives Contact: (212) 396-7877

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

*The Library is open to the public from Monday - Friday. The Archives is available by appointment only.


Subway - 6 train to 116th St., the train leaves you on Lexington Ave, walk one block east to 3rd Ave and then 3 blocks north to 119th St.

Car - we are accessible via the FDR drive to 125th St., which leaves you by 1st Ave, drive to 3rd Ave and 119th St.

Bus - there are numerous buses in this area, they include M15, M100, M101, Bx15, M103, M102, and M116.