The Latin American collection of the Columbia University Libraries contains over 300,000 volumes and 1,500 serial titles, along with manuscripts, oral histories, maps, prints, microform materials and a variety of electronic resources. The Library collects materials published in or about Latin America across many disciplines. The collection is strong in coverage of Mexico, Brazil, and the countries of the Southern Cone. Subject strengths include architecture, economic development, history, languages and literature, political science, sociology, and anthropology. Materials are acquired in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and in other European and indigenous Latin American languages.

Please click here for details about the collection and information on Research Guides, E-Journals, Internet Directories and Portals, and other resources in Latin American Studies available at Columbia University. 

Sean Knowlton

Research Librarian

As the Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian at Columbia University, Sean selects research materials in all subject areas from or about the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. He provides personalized research assistance to both students and faculty and collaborates with faculty on library instruction sessions for their courses. Sean received an MA in Hispanic Literature and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His MA thesis, entitled "Alvar Fáñez in four medieval texts: transformations of an epic hero," explores the literary incarnations of this historical figure associated with Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. Sean's current interests include Brazil, Cuba, digital resources, and research services.



His office address is:
307 International Affairs
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 USA

Phone: 212-854-1679
Fax: 212-854-3834
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