Libraries & Archives

Libraries & archives are nearly 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.

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

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National Center for the Arts – CENART

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The Postal Palace: Palacio de Correos de México

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Temple of Saint Augustine and Old National Library

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Hospital del Divino Salvador

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Centro de la Imagen Photography Center

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La Ciudadela – Library of Mexico

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La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote

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Hemeroteca Nacional: National Newspaper Archive of Mexico

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Manuel Orozco y Berra Map Library

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Vasconcelos Library

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Casa del Risco Museum – Isidro Fabela Cultural Center

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Mapoteca Germán Parra

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Fonoteca Nacional

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Palace of the Counts of Heras-Soto

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Biblioteca María Cristina Salmorán de Tamayo

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Museum Archive of Photography (Museo Archivo de la Fotografía)

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Biblioteca Central Francisco Zarco

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Regional Central Library Quetzalcóatl

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The Anglo Library

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Biblioteca Antonio Caso

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Biblioteca Nacional de México

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Biblioteca Manuel Sandoval Vallarta

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Biblioteca Eduardo García Máynez

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