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Libraries

Libraries & archives are as old as Mexico City itself. In fact, Mexico City welcomes researchers from all over the globe. With good reason. Many of the archives and records kept here are unique in the world. Below is a running guide to the archives and libraries in the city.

Most archives require the use of face masks and gloves, so you'll want to bring those with you.

There are also access restrictions specific to nearly every library and archive in the city. Most of those referred to as libraries allow for general public access, except for special collections. Most of those referred to as articles will have their own standards for checking accreditation.

We've done our best to describe at least the initial procedures for gaining access, but as always, these are subject to change.

National Library of Anthropology and History

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Biblioteca Vicente Guerrero/Alameda del sur

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Ernesto de la Peña Library

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Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Library

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Andrés Quintana Roo Mixquic Museum & Library

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Biblioteca Josefina Lara Valdez

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Manuel Orozco y Berra Library & INAH Historical Studies Center

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Mexican Revolutions Library (INEHRM)

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UNAM Central Library

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Francisco Xavier Clavijero Library (Ibero)

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Miguel Lerdo de Tejada Library

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Center for Historical Studies of Mexico: Carlos Slim Foundation

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Library of the Congress of the Union

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Biblioteca Ing. Antonio M. Anza: UNAM Engineering and Architecture Library

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Temple of Saint Augustine and Old National Library

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La Ciudadela – Library of Mexico

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Hemeroteca Nacional: National Newspaper Archive

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Manuel Orozco y Berra Map Library

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Vasconcelos Library

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Mapoteca Germán Parra

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Biblioteca María Cristina Salmorán de Tamayo

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Biblioteca Central Francisco Zarco

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Regional Central Library Quetzalcóatl

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Anglo Arts Centre / Anglo Library

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