Libraries & Archives

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 Anthropology and History Library

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La Ciudadela – Library of Mexico

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UNAM Central Library

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Church of San Juan Mixcoac & Plaza Gómez Farias

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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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Santa Cruz y la Soledad Church & Plaza

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Hospital Concepción Béistegui Museum

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Benita Galeana House Museum

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Galería Juan Soriano, in the CENART Arts Library

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Casa de la Memoria Indómita

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Mexican Revolutions Library (INEHRM)

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Historical Archive of Azcapotzalco

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Galería de Arte Mexicano (GAM)

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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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Hospital del Divino Salvador

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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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