Columbia Libraries' collections are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification system. Related books are grouped together. Get a better sense of this organization by viewing how Latin American Studies and Spanish language/literature fit into this schema.
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The Hispanic Society of America (New York City)
Reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
MARLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative)
Online catalog of materials held in various libraries and centers in Central America, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Libraries and Archives (Iberian Studies in SALALM)
Directory of Iberian libraries and archives.